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.
Developing a Crash Prediction Model for Cyclists in Queensland
The Department of Transport and Main Roads engaged ARRB Group Ltd and BECA Group Ltd to develop crash prediction models for cyclists in Queensland. Crash prediction models can be used to inform decision making in the planning, design, management and operations of safe transport infrastructure. Crash prediction models can also be used to screen the network for locations requiring improvement or to investigate the effects of different design solutions on likely safety performance. The research found that only limited bicycle data is currently available for Queensland sites. The project developed models which built upon previous research by pooling available data from Queensland with data from Adelaide and Christchurch. Further work is required to validate the models to ensure a sufficient level of confidence for widespread application across Queensland.
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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 publication AP-R287-06 — Pedestrian-cyclist conflict minimisation on shared paths and footpaths
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.
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