Tag Archives: cycling

A greater understanding of cyclists’ behaviour

Cyclists are often accused of not following traffic rules and being hooligans on the road. New research shows that there is no support for this perception. "Our observations reveal no such general anarchy" says Sonja Forward, researcher at VTI. Cyclists are one amongst the most vulnerable of...

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Focus on unprotected wheel-borne road users

The Länsförsäkringsbolagen (Swedish County Insurance Companies) research fund has been financing a three-year research programme under the auspices of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) since the spring of 2015. The aim is to improve the safety of unprotected...

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Major European Project for Safer Cycling

More and more cyclists are dying or sustaining severe injuries in traffic. A major EU project is studying ways of facilitating the interaction between cyclists and drivers with the help of technical aids in order to reduce the risk of accidents. Cyclists, whose numbers have increased in recent...

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Condition of Bicycle Paths Can Be Measured Using Mobile App

Most documented single-bicycle accidents are related to bicycle path operation and maintenance. The ability to map the condition of bicycle paths and maintain them is a factor that could contribute to fewer such accidents in the future. A mobile phone app was developed by the Swedish National...

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