Intersections and crossings

Accommodating cyclists signalised intersections

Better driver behaviour was observed in previous studies at coloured cycle lanes. Crash prediction models were developed for each crash type, relating crashes to a number of roadfeatures and exposure. This studyshows that the provision of coloured cycle facilities result in substantially safer outcomes. Roundabouts are even worse for cyclists - see Bicycle Network.

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In this type of study, the intersections that are used least by pedestrians will appear to be the safest. Having the full Road User Movement codes wouldspeed up the compilation of crash data by type. At roundabouts drivers tend to focus on avoiding conflict with other cars and ignore other road users. If we are to avoid merelyproviding a false sense of security, the provision of coloured cycle lanes, of good width leadingfrom the transition to the advanced limit lines is of critical importance. Cyclists felt safer using cycling infrastructure where they had to give way to turning motorists at the intersection than using cycling infrastructure where they had the right of way.

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Road authorities that want to encourage pedestrians should avoid slip lanes. Cycle lane width had varying impact depending on crash type. The standard engineering response is to provide marked pedestrian crossings set back from the actual roundabout. It is recommended that a separate person countscyclists, and also pedestrians.

Cycle lanes are known to improve cyclist perceptions of safety to a greater extent than theimprovement in actual crash risk observed in these and other studies. Intersections and crossings Pedestrian safety Pedestrian safety at intersections is generally poorly researched.

The benefits of cycling as a mode of transport are widely understood and recognised across theglobe. This report indicates that they may benefit from coloured cycle lanes and advanced storage boxes. Yet, given the benefits of cycling, it accounts for only a small proportion of all dailytravel.

Having the full

However, more specifically, cycle lanes built tohigh standards improve cyclist safety and those built to lesser standards can reduce cyclistsafety. By doing so, cyclists can decide whether or not it is safe to cross the intersection rather than worry about turning motorists who could be attempting to outrace them.

Cycling forms an integral element of a transport system, and provides a genuine alternativetravel choice to cars while contributing to healthier lifestyles. This also contradicts and therefore potentially confuses the rules for other intersections. Other key recommendations from the study are outlined below. Alternatively, roundabouts can be constructed with raised pedestrian crossings on pedestrian desire lines as developed by Port Phillip City Council - see case study below.

Intersections and crossings Pedestrian safetyCycle lanes are

Many governments, including those inAustralia and New Zealand, have set targets to increase the levels of cycling in their respectivejurisdictions. Because the crossings are not on pedestrian desire lines fewer people will use them and they may be deterred from walking altogether. Cycling infrastructure includes both cycling facilities and cycling-supportive road treatments.

At roundabouts drivers tend