Research paper

Cycle Helmets - A Duty to Wear?

Publisher: 
Martin Porter QC
Publication date: 
March 2012
Abstract: 

Summary of legal status of cycle helmet wearing in the UK, paticularly where contributory negligence is claimed, from "The Cycling Lawyer" Martin Porter.

Updated document for a talk presented to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers on 28 February 2012.

The balance struck: Sustainable Safety in the Netherlands 1998-2007

Publisher: 
SWOV
Publication date: 
January 2009
Abstract: 

Main text is in Dutch, with title "De balans opgemaakt: Duurzaam Veilig 1998-2007"

The Health Impact of Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Laws

Publication date: 
January 2012
Abstract: 

This article seeks to answer the question whether mandatory bicycle helmet laws deliver a net societal health benefit. The question is addressed using a simple model. The model recognizes a single health benefit – reduced head injuries, and a single health cost – increased morbidity due to foregone exercise from reduced cycling. Using estimates suggested in the literature of the effectiveness of helmets, the health benefits of cycling, head injury rates, and reductions in cycling, leads to the following conclusions.

Research Activities, Issue 47

Publisher: 
SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research
Publication date: 
December 2011
Abstract: 

Dutch National Bicycle Safety Research Agenda – p.1
Electric vehicles: road safety effects for cyclists – p.2
Column “Safety in numbers: more cyclists, lower risks?” – p.3
Cycling fatalities in blind spot crashes – p.4
Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment on bicycle safety – p.5
Infrastructure and bicycle crashes – p.6
Music and phone calls while cycling – p.8
Bicycle helmets: the pros and cons – p.9
From car to bicycle – p.10

Commerce and Bicycles

Publisher: 
Thomas Krag
Publication date: 
December 2001
Abstract: 

Customers arriving by bicycle are far better than their reputation. At first they are more loyal than those who use the car for shopping, and they spend more money. In addition their share in the customer mix far exceeds the shop owners expectations.

The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use: health impact assessment study

Publisher: 
BMJ
Publication date: 
July 2011
Abstract: 

Objective

To estimate the risks and benefits to health of travel by bicycle, using a bicycle sharing scheme, compared with travel by car in an urban environment.

Design

Health impact assessment study.

Setting

Public bicycle sharing initiative, Bicing, in Barcelona, Spain.

Participants

181 982 Bicing subscribers.

Sidewalk Bicycling Safety Issues

Publisher: 
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Publication date: 
December 1998

Road safety and percieved risk of cycle tracks and lanes in Copenhagen

Publisher: 
Trafitec / City of Copenhagen
Publication date: 
May 2007
Abstract: 

A study of accidents in Copenhagen before and after an extensive network of cycle lanes and tracks was installed.

Guidelines for cycle audit and cycle review

Publisher: 
Institution of Highways and Transportation
Publication date: 
September 1998
Abstract: 

These guidelines are intended to help to ensure that the needs of cyclists are built into the local transport planning process.

Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany

Publisher: 
Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University
Publication date: 
June 2007
Abstract: 

This article shows how the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have made
bicycling a safe, convenient and practical way to get around their cities. The analysis relies on national aggregate data as well as case studies of large and small cities in each country.

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