Safety perceptions and reported behavior related to cycling in mixed traffic: a comparison between Brisbane and Copenhagen

Chataway, Elijah Steven, Kaplan, Sigal, Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick and Prato, Carlo Giacomo (2014) Safety perceptions and reported behavior related to cycling in mixed traffic: a comparison between Brisbane and Copenhagen. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 23 32-43. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2013.12.021


Author Chataway, Elijah Steven
Kaplan, Sigal
Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Title Safety perceptions and reported behavior related to cycling in mixed traffic: a comparison between Brisbane and Copenhagen
Journal name Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-8478
1873-5517
Publication date 2014-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.trf.2013.12.021
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Start page 32
End page 43
Total pages 12
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This study explores the differences in safety perceptions and reported behavior of cyclists in mixed traffic between an emerging cycling city (Brisbane, Australia) and an established cycling city (Copenhagen, Denmark). Perceptions and reported behavior were retrieved from a custom-designed web-based survey administered among cyclists in the two cities. Elicited items concerned perceived risk of infrastructure layouts, fear of traffic, cycling while distracted, use of safety gear, cycling avoidance due to feeling unsafe, and avoidance to cycle in mixed traffic conditions. The data were analyzed with structural equation models. Results show that, in comparison with cyclists in Copenhagen, cyclists in Brisbane perceive mixed traffic infrastructure layouts as less safe, feel more fear of traffic, and are more likely to adopt cycling avoidance as a coping strategy. Results also show that cyclists in Copenhagen tend to use less helmets and to cycle more while being distracted.
Keyword Bicycle
Cycling
Emerging cycling cities
Fear of traffic
Mixed traffic
Structural equation models
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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