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TitleEvaluation of the ACT Government’s Safer Cycling Reforms: Minimum Passing Distance and Allowance to Ride Across Pedestrian Crossing
AuthorsMongiardini M, Raftery SJ, Ponte G, Woolley JE
Year2019
TypeUnknown
AbstractTwo major components of the ACT Government’s safer cycling reforms trial were evaluated: (i) minimum passing distance (MPD) rule and (ii) allowance for cyclists to ride across pedestrian crossings. The evaluation involved analysis of crash and enforcement data during the pre-trial and trial periods as well as pre-trial and post-trial community surveys, correspondence from community members and comments from a cyclist organisation. The MPD rule has likely improved cyclist safety in the ACT, and overall public awareness and perception of potential cycling safety benefits increased. However, crashes between motor vehicles and cyclists riding across pedestrian crossings also increased.
Conference Name2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date25 – 27 September 2019

Reference
Mongiardini M, Raftery SJ, Ponte G, Woolley JE (2019) Evaluation of the ACT Government’s Safer Cycling Reforms: Minimum Passing Distance and Allowance to Ride Across Pedestrian Crossing.