Bicycle Safety-Related Research Synthesis

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


The report reviews research into current levels of bicycle use, potential level of use, and the benefits bicycling can bring to society; identifies the scale and nature of crashes related to bicycle use; discusses engineering countermeasures that have been tested to prevent crashes; brings readers up-to-date with current practices related to bicycle facility selection and design; highlights surface irregularities that endanger bicyclists as well as countermeasures to correct them; introduces reader to traffic-calming techniques; reviews bicyclists' equipment safety and helmet use; and reviews education programs and enforcement programs to improve safety. Conclusions on the current state of knowledge in this field are offered, and where possible, reference to current practices have been included.

Filed in: Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Plans and Policies, Crashes and Safety

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