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Article: Perception of safety of cyclists in Dublin city

TitlePerception of safety of cyclists in Dublin city
Authors
KeywordsPerceived safety
Multi-modal transportation network
Urban cycling
Questionnaire survey
Issue Date2013
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/336/description#description
Citation
Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2013, v. 50, p. 499-511 How to Cite?
AbstractIn recent years, cycling has been recognized and is being promoted as a sustainable mode of travel. The perception of cycling as an unsafe mode of travel is a significant obstacle in increasing the mode share of bicycles in a city. Hence, it is important to identify and analyze the factors which influence the safety experiences of the cyclists in an urban signalized multi-modal transportation network. Previous researches in the area of perceived safety of cyclists primarily considered the influence of network infrastructure and operation specific variables and are often limited to specific locations within the network. This study explores the factors that are expected to be important in influencing the perception of safety among cyclists but were never studied in the past. These factors include the safety behavior of existing cyclists, the users of other travel modes and their attitude toward cyclists, facilities and network infrastructures applicable to cycling as well as to other modes in all parts of an urban transportation network. A survey of existing cyclists in Dublin City was conducted to gain an insight into the different aspects related to the safety experience of cyclists. Ordered Logistic Regression (OLR) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) were used in the analysis of survey responses. This study has revealed that respondents perceive cycling as less safe than driving in Dublin City. The new findings have shown that the compliance of cyclists with the rules of the road increase their safety experience, while the reckless and careless attitudes of drivers are exceptionally detrimental to their perceived safety. The policy implications of the results of analysis are discussed with the intention of building on the reputation of cycling as a viable mode of transportation among all network users.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152646
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.07
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.109
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dc.contributor.authorLawson, ARen_US
dc.contributor.authorPakrashi, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorSzeto, WYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T09:45:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-16T09:45:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationAccident Analysis & Prevention, 2013, v. 50, p. 499-511en_US
dc.identifier.issn0001-4575-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152646-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, cycling has been recognized and is being promoted as a sustainable mode of travel. The perception of cycling as an unsafe mode of travel is a significant obstacle in increasing the mode share of bicycles in a city. Hence, it is important to identify and analyze the factors which influence the safety experiences of the cyclists in an urban signalized multi-modal transportation network. Previous researches in the area of perceived safety of cyclists primarily considered the influence of network infrastructure and operation specific variables and are often limited to specific locations within the network. This study explores the factors that are expected to be important in influencing the perception of safety among cyclists but were never studied in the past. These factors include the safety behavior of existing cyclists, the users of other travel modes and their attitude toward cyclists, facilities and network infrastructures applicable to cycling as well as to other modes in all parts of an urban transportation network. A survey of existing cyclists in Dublin City was conducted to gain an insight into the different aspects related to the safety experience of cyclists. Ordered Logistic Regression (OLR) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) were used in the analysis of survey responses. This study has revealed that respondents perceive cycling as less safe than driving in Dublin City. The new findings have shown that the compliance of cyclists with the rules of the road increase their safety experience, while the reckless and careless attitudes of drivers are exceptionally detrimental to their perceived safety. The policy implications of the results of analysis are discussed with the intention of building on the reputation of cycling as a viable mode of transportation among all network users.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/336/description#description-
dc.relation.ispartofAccident Analysis & Preventionen_US
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Accident Analysis & Prevention. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2013, v. 50, p. 499-511. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.05.029-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectPerceived safety-
dc.subjectMulti-modal transportation network-
dc.subjectUrban cycling-
dc.subjectQuestionnaire survey-
dc.titlePerception of safety of cyclists in Dublin cityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSzeto, WY: ceszeto@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authoritySzeto, WY=rp01377en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aap.2012.05.029-
dc.identifier.pmid22683279-
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dc.identifier.hkuros201963en_US
dc.identifier.volume50-
dc.identifier.spage499-
dc.identifier.epage511-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000314191600058-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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