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Carsten Wass presented on Cycling and Traffic - Road Safety Principles at the City of [Bike] for City Seminar held in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 11, 2013. The Seminar was held as part of EMBARQ ...

Carsten Wass presented on Cycling and Traffic - Road Safety Principles at the City of [Bike] for City Seminar held in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 11, 2013. The Seminar was held as part of EMBARQ Turkey's BikeLab project. Wass' presentation was given during Session 2 of the Seminar, "Planing and Design of Urban Bike Roads."

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    Cycling and Traffic - Road Safety Principles - Carsten Wass - EMBARQ Turkey Cycling and Traffic - Road Safety Principles - Carsten Wass - EMBARQ Turkey Presentation Transcript

    • CONSIA CYCLING AND TRAFFIC - ROAD SAFETY PRINCIPLES
    • RISK OF AN ACCIDENT 6-8 times higher for cyclists than car drivers per km But this is by far compensated by the health benefit from cycling CONSIA
    • ACCIDENT SHADOW NUMBERS Chart Title Pedestrian Bicycle Moped Motorcycle Truck Van Car 0 5000 Police CONSIA 10000 Emergency Ward Injuries 2009 15000 Hospital 20000
    • Other vehicle 4% Car 11% Other bicycle 5% Single accident 80%
    • CYCLISTS ARE VULNERABLE Infrastructure • Paths • Tracks Vehicle • Bicycle (lamps, reflexes) • Cars • Lorries Rider • Training • Protection (helmet, airbag) CONSIA
    • BICYCLE PATHS Should be as direct as possible Even surface Divided from other traffic flow For bicycles only One directional only CONSIA
    • WHAT WORKS? Significant drop in injuries in car-bicycle accidents Reduction of car traffic in shared streets Speed reduction Traffic safety improvements on streets Intersection improvements Use of cycle helmets or airbags Safer cars CONSIA
    • Koçaeli Not only: what works but also how it is made Rio de Janeiro
    • Koçaeli CONSIA Konya
    • Kayseri CONSIA Kayseri
    • PARKING ALONG CYCLE TRACK CONSIA
    • SAFETY IN JUNCTIONS Retracted stop line for vehicles CONSIA Coloured lanes across junction Pre-green for cyclists
    • ACCIDENTS WITH RIGHT-TURNING TRUCKS CONSIA
    • BLIND SPOTS FROM LORRY Restricted view for truck driver Yellow: Non-visible area CONSIA
    • PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE SAFETY  LED light to help truck drivers noticing cyclists when turning right CONSIA
    • VARIABLE SIGNS Right-turning large vehicle Lights up when there is a large vehicle in the right-turn lane CONSIA
    • CYCLE SUPER HIGHWAYS A Cycle Super Highway is targeted at commuters' needs Gives the same high standard all the way Designed to be the most direct route with least stops Comfort is a high priority • Smooth pavement • High maintenance level • Green waves • Countdown signals • Bicycle pumps and footrests CONSIA
    • 500km are planned 2 are in operation Second route 21km CONSIA First route 17km