Perceived safety of cyclists: The role of road attributes

KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and the Built Environment
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September 2017

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Perceived, subjective safety of cyclists is not only important as a main factor of cyclist preferences (Heinen et al., 2010), it also influences which route cyclists take (Klobucar and Fricker, 2007; Lawson et al., 2013), or whether they would choose cycling at all (Heinen et al., 2010). Despite this importance, objective and subjective safety are not equally emphasised (Nilsen et al., 2004) and comprehensive knowledge is also lacking (Sørensen and Mosslemi, 2009). The aim of this research is to create new knowledge to fill this gap, and to provide an easy method for the practical use of the outcomes. As the Netherlands is a leading country in cycling development, the research is carried out at Goudappel Coffeng, a Dutch mobility agency.