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

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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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  • 1. CONSIA CYCLING AND TRAFFIC - ROAD SAFETY PRINCIPLES
  • 2. 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
  • 3. ACCIDENT SHADOW NUMBERS Chart Title Pedestrian Bicycle Moped Motorcycle Truck Van Car 0 5000 Police CONSIA 10000 Emergency Ward Injuries 2009 15000 Hospital 20000
  • 4. Other vehicle 4% Car 11% Other bicycle 5% Single accident 80%
  • 5. CYCLISTS ARE VULNERABLE Infrastructure • Paths • Tracks Vehicle • Bicycle (lamps, reflexes) • Cars • Lorries Rider • Training • Protection (helmet, airbag) CONSIA
  • 6. BICYCLE PATHS Should be as direct as possible Even surface Divided from other traffic flow For bicycles only One directional only CONSIA
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Koçaeli Not only: what works but also how it is made Rio de Janeiro
  • 9. Koçaeli CONSIA Konya
  • 10. Kayseri CONSIA Kayseri
  • 11. PARKING ALONG CYCLE TRACK CONSIA
  • 12. SAFETY IN JUNCTIONS Retracted stop line for vehicles CONSIA Coloured lanes across junction Pre-green for cyclists
  • 13. ACCIDENTS WITH RIGHT-TURNING TRUCKS CONSIA
  • 14. BLIND SPOTS FROM LORRY Restricted view for truck driver Yellow: Non-visible area CONSIA
  • 15. PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE SAFETY  LED light to help truck drivers noticing cyclists when turning right CONSIA
  • 16. VARIABLE SIGNS Right-turning large vehicle Lights up when there is a large vehicle in the right-turn lane CONSIA
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 500km are planned 2 are in operation Second route 21km CONSIA First route 17km