Bicycle Facilities on Road Segments and Intersections of Distributor Roads

SWOV Fact Sheet

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Bicycle facilities that separate motorized traffic from relatively vulnerable road users such as cyclists and (light)-mopedists (i.e. the sum of light-mopedists and mopedists) are necessary in a sustainably safe traffic environment. Research has shown that the road segments of distributor roads with adjacent or separated cycle paths are safer than road segments without such bicycle facilities. The number of crashes can be reduced by additional measures at intersections: priority regulations, speed bumps, and plateaus. The absolute separation of the various road users is not always feasible, even in a sustainably-safe traffic environment. That is why conflict situations, and the accompanying crashes, can never be completely excluded.

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