Comparing safety perceptions between emerging and established cycling cities

Chataway, Elijah Steven, Kaplan, Sigal, Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick and Prato, Carlo Giacomo (2014). Comparing safety perceptions between emerging and established cycling cities. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 12-16 January 2014.

Author Chataway, Elijah Steven
Kaplan, Sigal
Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Title of paper Comparing safety perceptions between emerging and established cycling cities
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, United States
Conference dates 12-16 January 2014
Proceedings title Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 21
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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). Safety 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 cycling avoidance in mixed traffic conditions. The data were analyzed with a structural equation model. 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.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2014 Paper #14-0993

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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