Cycling near misses: their frequency, impact, and prevention

Aldred, R. (2016) Cycling near misses: their frequency, impact, and prevention. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 90. pp. 69-83. ISSN 0965-8564

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Abstract

This paper explores cyclists’ experiences of non-injury incidents, arguing that these are important for cycling experience and uptake as well as for injury prevention. It discusses different types of non-injury incident collected in a recent survey of UK cyclists. These are everyday occurrences that in some cases have a substantially negative impact on cycling experiences. This article explores the impact of different incident types on people cycling both immediately and in the future. It analyses what near misses tell us about cyclists’ experience of problems related to road user behaviour and culture, and infrastructural conditions for cycling. The paper explores what cyclists experiencing near misses think might have prevented them. Based on this and on a comparison with common types of injury incidents, summary recommendations are made for policy and future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cycling; Risk; UK; Near misses; Danger reduction; Injury;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 16:24
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 16:24
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/18094

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