An experiment on the lateral steering behaviour of cyclists on narrow bidirectional cycle tracks

Theuwissen, E.; Schepers, P.; Daamen, W.; Hagenzieker, M.; Nabavi Niaki, M.

Cycling contributes to public health because it requires physical effort [1] and offers economic and environmental advantages over motorized transport [2]. However, 41,000 cyclists die every year in traffic crashes, 3% of the total worldwide [3]. Most fatal bicycle crashes are collisions with motor vehicles. Severe injuries among cyclists, however, are mostly due to single bicycle crashes and their numbers are increasing [4, 5]. An international review showed that the share of hospitalised casualties due to single-bicycle crashes varied from 3% to 41 % of the total number of hospitalised casualties [ 6]. ... The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between cycle track width and lateral position. We conducted an experiment in which the cycle track width was manipulated to determine its effect on lateral position. The results have been compared with previous findings from literature. [From: Introduction]

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Contributions to the 10th International Cycling Safety Conference, 08-10 November 2022, Dresden, Germany

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