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Balance between Harm Reduction and Mobility in Setting Speed Limits

This research report recommends a new speed setting method based more firmly on safety considerations, combining economic optimisation and harm reduction considerations.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Predicting accident rates for cyclists and pedestrians

In this research, carried out between 2002 and 2004, accident rates for cyclists and pedestrians were investigated and interviews carried out with casualties. A high under-reporting rate was observed. Using traffic, cyclist and pedestrian counts and reported accidents between the ‘active modes’ and motor vehicles, accident prediction models (APMs) were developed. 


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Reasons for trends in cyclist injury data

DL Robinson responds to research by Cook and Sheikh which examines trends in percentages of hospital admissions involving head injury. The letter questions whether increased helmet wearing  or whether more cycle lanes and traffic calming measures were the cause of reduced head injuries in cyclists.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Economic disparity in bicycle helmet use by children six years after the introduction of legislation

This research report looks at the use of helmets by children before and after introducing helmet legislation. The research found that over the long term, the effectiveness of bicycle helmet legislation varies by income area.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Urban/rural variation in children’s bicycle-related injuries

This research paper examines bicycle-related injury rates for children living in urban and rural areas of Canada.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Trauma to adult bicyclists: a growing problem in the urban environment

Thia research, published in the journal Injury in 2003, reviewed injury statistics from Massachusetts. It found adult bicycle trauma is a significant health and financial problem in the urban state of Massachusetts. Bicycle education and legislation emphasising safe bicycling practice, the protective effects of helmets, and the danger of cycling under the influence of alcohol may help alleviate this problem. 


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Toronto bicycle commuter safety rates

This research examines the rate of collisions, falls and injuries in different riding environments. It found that the rate of collision on off-road paths and sidewalks was lower than for roads.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Inverse associations between cycling to work, public transport, and overweight and obesity

The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between various modes of transport to work and overweight and obesity, in men and women.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Cycling: Getting Australia Moving: Barriers, facilitators and interventions to get more Australians

This 2008 report published by the Cycling Promotion Fund questions what barriers exist to more adult Australians cycling and what can be done to overcome these hurdles.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Moving beyond ‘rates, roads and rubbish’: How do local governments make choices about healthy public

While the causes of obesity are well known traditional education and treatment strategies do not appear to be making an impact. One solution as part of a broader complimentary set of strategies may be regulatory intervention at local government level to create environments for healthy nutrition and increased physical activity.


Mon 27th Sep 2010