Cyclist injury severity in a cycling nation: evidence from Denmark

Kaplan, Sigal, Vavatsoulas, Konstantinos and Prato, Carlo G. (2013). Cyclist injury severity in a cycling nation: evidence from Denmark. 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
Vavatsoulas, Konstantinos
Prato, Carlo G.
Title of paper Cyclist injury severity in a cycling nation: evidence from Denmark
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 20
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Denmark is one of the leading cycling nations, where cycling trips constitute a large share of the total trips and cycling safety assumes a top priority position in the agenda of policy makers. The current study investigates the risk factors associated with cyclist injury severity on Danish roads by examining a comprehensive set of accidents involving a cyclist and another party between 2007 and 2011. The current study estimates a generalized ordered logit model of cyclist injury severity because of its ability to accommodate the ordered-response nature of severity while relaxing the proportional odds assumption. Model estimates and average pseudo-elasticities illustrate that cyclist injury severity increases with (i) elderly cyclists over 60 years of age, (ii) cyclist intoxication, (iii) conflicts between cyclists going straight or turning left and other vehicles going straight, (iv) speed limits above 70-80 km/h, (v) slippery road surface, (vi) road sections, and (vii) heavy vehicle involvement. Moreover, model results show that cyclist injury severity decreases with (i) helmet use, (ii) the availability of cycling paths, and (iii) dense urban development.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2013 Paper #13-1547

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