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Research Report 273 Balancing the needs of cyclists and motorists

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

Between 2002–2004 a four-part research programme was undertaken to identify hazards to cyclists from features of the road network that are designed to benefit motorists.

The four studies were:

  1. the effects of roadside obstacles on cycle stability
  2. the effects of trucks passing on cycle stability
  3. the effects of roadside obstacles on cyclists' behaviour
  4. parents' perceptions of cycle safety for high-school children. 

The perspective of the research is to recognise and understand the conflicting needs of cyclists and motorists who share a road corridor. The outcome is to facilitate more informed decision-making in design, maintenance and management of the road corridor by balancing the needs of cyclists and motorists.

Keywords: children, cycle, cyclist, force, motorist, needs, New Zealand, obstacle, risk, roads, road features, route, safety factors, stability, test, vehicle, velocity

Publication details

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  • Published: 2005
  • Reference: 273
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 0-478-25384-2 ISSN 1177-0600