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 ben...
ACCIDENT SHADOW NUMBERS
Chart Title

Pedestrian
Bicycle
Moped
Motorcycle
Truck
Van
Car
0

5000
Police

CONSIA

10000

Emer...
Other vehicle
4%
Car
11%

Other bicycle
5%

Single accident

80%
CYCLISTS ARE VULNERABLE
Infrastructure
• Paths
• Tracks

Vehicle
• Bicycle (lamps, reflexes)
• Cars
• Lorries
Rider
• Trai...
BICYCLE PATHS
Should be as direct as possible
Even surface
Divided from other traffic flow
For bicycles only
One direction...
WHAT WORKS?
Significant drop in injuries in car-bicycle accidents
Reduction of car traffic in shared streets
Speed reducti...
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
Design...
500km are planned
2 are in operation

Second route 21km

CONSIA

First route 17km
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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 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

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

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