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Category Archives: Cycling
Vulnerable road users involved in accidents and their injuries
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has conducted a comparative study on vulnerable road users, their involvement in accidents and injury outcomes. The risk of serious injury was greatest for pedestrians, especially older women. Other vulnerable groups were young male...
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The future of micromobility depends on regulation and facilitation by local and national governments
Posted in Cycling, Vehicles Tagged e-bikes, e-scooters, micromobility Comments Off on The future of micromobility depends on regulation and facilitation by local and national governments
Fewer cars with CYNKA
The combination of bicycle and public transport has the potential to reduce car use in regional commuting. To accelerate this development, CYNKA has started a research and innovation project led by VTI. The study has attracted interest from various actors, which is also evident in the large...
Posted in Cycling, Passenger Transport Tagged bicycles, commuting, mobility, public transport Comments Off on Fewer cars with CYNKA
TRA VISIONS 2020
TRA VISIONS is a contest for young and senior researchers in the field of transport in Europe. It is organised every other year on behalf of the European Commission in connection with the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference. VTI was a partner of the consortium that organised TRA VISIONS...
Posted in Cycling, Economics, Energy and Fuel, Environment and Climate, Flight, Freight Transport, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Infrastructure, Intelligent Transport Systems, Maintenance, Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning, Safety, Simulation, Traffic and Traffic Control, Vehicles Tagged EU, European Commission, rail transport, TRA, TRA VISIONS, transport mode, Transport Research Arena Comments Off on TRA VISIONS 2020
E-scooters are making their way into the accident statistics
In Sweden the number of accidents involving e-scooters has increased from a few in 2017 to almost 500 in 2019 (January - October). This was also when electric scooters really made their entrance into Sweden's largest cities. Since electric scooters, or e-scooters, are a fairly new phenomenon in...
Posted in Cycling, Safety Tagged accident rate, e-scooters, electric scooters, electric two-wheelers, injuries, statistics Comments Off on E-scooters are making their way into the accident statistics
Near accidents between pedestrians and cyclists much more frequent than actual collisions
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied near accidents and collisions between pedestrians and cyclists. According to the results, near accidents occur considerably more often than actual collisions, and pedestrians and cyclists experienced a lower sense of safety in environments with...
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Improved lighting for pedestrians and cyclists
Together with Lund University, researchers from VTI will study how outdoor lighting can improve the quality of walking and cycling trips at dusk and darkness. The end-product of the results will be recommendations for how footways and cycleways can be designed, maintained and illuminated in the...
Posted in Cycling, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Maintenance Tagged behaviour, cycling, darkness, lighting, walking Comments Off on Improved lighting for pedestrians and cyclists
Increasing cycling among the elderly
Cycling is good both for your health and the environment. It can give you freedom and the ability to get out and about, not least for the elderly. But with age, it can become harder to choose your bike over your car. Maybe your fitness and balance are not what they used to be, or you may have...
Posted in Cycling, Human Behaviour and Attitudes Tagged attitudes, bicycling, cycling, e-bike, elderly people Comments Off on Increasing cycling among the elderly
Infrastructure measures in Norwegian cities increased cycling by 31 pct
Improved cycling facilities in city streets increased cycling by 31 pct. TØI collected data using a mobile app recording bicycle patterns. This is the first time data collected by Apps like Strava and Google Maps Timeline are used in Norway in better estimating the utility of investments for...
Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator
A project is currently underway in which VTI’s recently developed bicycle simulator is being used to study the interaction between cyclists, and drivers. The aim is to investigate how different infrastructure designs and types of vehicles influence cyclist behaviour at intersections. The project...
Posted in Cycling, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Simulation Tagged behaviour cyclist, bicycle simulator, simulator, simulator test Comments Off on Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator