“Them or Us”: perceptions, cognitions, emotions and overt behavior associated with cyclists and motorists sharing the road

Kaplan, Sigal and Prato, Carlo G. (2013). “Them or Us”: perceptions, cognitions, emotions and overt behavior associated with cyclists and motorists sharing the road. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 13-17 January 2013.

Author Kaplan, Sigal
Prato, Carlo G.
Title of paper “Them or Us”: perceptions, cognitions, emotions and overt behavior associated with cyclists and motorists sharing the road
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, United States
Conference dates 13-17 January 2013
Proceedings title Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 18
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In emerging cycling regions, cyclists and motorists are forced to share the road due to cycling infrastructure scarcity. This study investigates the chain of external and internal stimuli, inferred cognition, emotion and overt behavior associated with the road sharing experience. The research methodology consists of a thematic-analysis of a heterogeneous sample of 1,844 talk-backs that were posted in response to news items related to cyclist-motorist traffic crashes in Israel. The results show: (i) cycling infrastructure scarcity and perceptions regarding the natural and legal rights of cyclists to use the road act as primary triggers for the emotional stress associated with road sharing; (ii) motorists and cyclists perceive the road sharing experience as life-threatening situation that induces extreme anxiety, anger and fear; (iii) the overt coping strategies of drivers are confrontive, problem-solving and seeking social-support, while the overt coping strategies of cyclists are escape-avoidance, confrontive and problem-solving.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2013 Paper #13-3204

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