Research & reports

Title: Essential evidence (No 170): Urban cycle use, Safety in Numbers, and speed limits

Organisation: Travelwest
Date uploaded: 8th August 2018
Date published/launched: July 2018

These are the top line finding from a summary of peer-reviewed research prepared by Dr Adrian Davis, a visiting professor at the University of West England.

• In the absence of cycle paths segregated from motorised traffic in urban areas the priority measure is to reduce the speed limit to 30km/h (20mph).

• In addition to built environment changes, including lower speed limits, Safety in Numbers also reduces injury risk as cycle use increases along a road link or at junctions.

Dr Davis publishes a series of single page ‘essential evidence’ summaries to help disseminate academic research to road safety practitioners.

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