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Research

Research reports related to cycling. These can be accessed via the links below.

CARRS-Q Bicycle Helmet Research

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) undertook a thorough investigation of national and international evidence on helmet wearing in 2010.

View the CARRS-Q Bicycle Helmet Research publication.

Australian Bicycle Council (ABC)

The ABC reports annually to the Transport and Infrastructure Council, through Austroads and the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee (TISOC), on the implementation of the Australian National Cycling Strategy.

The ABC draws on input from Austroads, road agencies, the cycling industry and bicycle users on cycling issues.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has previously released historical reports to the ABC which consists of high quality cycling related research, which helps benefit the department's counterparts in other states and territories.

View the Research and Results section of the Australian Bicycle Council.

National Cycling Participation 2013 Survey

In October 2013, the Australian Bicycle Council released the latest results of the National Cycling Participation Survey. This survey shows that around 3.6 million people in Australia ride a bicycle for recreation and transport in a typical week.

To view the survey, visit the Cycling Resource Centre website.

Austroads project NS1018—Pedestrian/cyclist minimisation on shared paths and footpaths

The project, now complete, aimed to investigate actual and potential conflict between cyclists and pedestrians. The project investigated developing best practice engineering, traffic management and urban design measures, and education and awareness strategies to minimise conflict and improve cyclist and pedestrian safety (perceived and actual) on shared paths and footpaths. The project included people in wheelchairs or using mobility aids, pedestrians with other types of disability including vision and hearing impairment, and people using wheeled recreational devices.

The Australian Bicycle Council (ABC) identified this project as a research priority with funding provided by Austroads. The project was managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (then Queensland Transport) with steering committee support. ARRB Transport Research Ltd undertook the study.

This project was divided into three stages:

  • Stage 1 – Issues Identification
  • Stage 2 – Research and Development of Pedestrian/Cyclist Conflict Minimisation Options
  • Stage 3 – Final Report and toolkit for use by local government authorities and their consultants.

 

Last updated
07 July 2014