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Key Contributory Factors Influencing Cycling Safety: Comprehensive Review Based on Accident Data and Literature Survey

Yang, Z and Yang, Z (2023) Key Contributory Factors Influencing Cycling Safety: Comprehensive Review Based on Accident Data and Literature Survey. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 9 (3).

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In the last years, it is evident that cycling is becoming an alternative transportation mode to driving and has gained more popularity among all age groups, particularly in metropolitan cities, due to COVID-19. Although cycling is beneficial to individuals and urban cities (i.e., reduction of traffic congestion and promotion of a healthy lifestyle), it could also expose cyclists to risky situations, resulting in serious consequences. Therefore, this research aims at conducting a comprehensive analysis of the key contributory factors by using data derived from cycling accident and literature reports. More specifically, the accident data are first used to prioritize contributory factors contributing to a high level of cycling risk, and then the results guide the development of the literature review. The literature review analysis emphasized the characteristics, relationships, and control measures against different selected contributory factors identified from cycling accident reports. The in-depth analysis aids to figure out and better understand what the characteristics and relationships of these factors are, how they affect the safety of cyclists individually and jointly, and what to do to control their negative effects. The findings will not only provide practical insights for transport authorities to control contributory factors influencing cycling safety, but also engage more research for the improvement of cycling popularity, prevention of cycling risks, and enhancement of cycling safety in future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This material may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This material may be found at https://doi.org/10.1061/ajrua6.rueng-1014
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 May 2023 09:15
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 09:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1061/AJRUA6.RUENG-1014
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19542
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