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Hur cyklar ni egentligen? En beteendestudie av danska och norska cyklister

Vall, Mikael and Nilsson, Henrik (2014)
Programmes in Helesingborg
Abstract
Until rather recently, safety from a traffic perspective has almost exclusively been described by accident statistic which in itself does not reveal the true safety issues. For this reason the use of traffic safety indicators has become more frequently used as a complement to describe the traffic safety situation. This thesis treats the behavioral differences of Norwegian and Danish cyclists from a traffic safety perspective and discusses possible causes. To examine this, an intersection in each country has been studied by analyzing 150 hours of video recordings. Interesting situations have been manually chosen for further analyzing. These situations have been selected in the favor of the traffic safety indicators red-cycling,... (More)
Until rather recently, safety from a traffic perspective has almost exclusively been described by accident statistic which in itself does not reveal the true safety issues. For this reason the use of traffic safety indicators has become more frequently used as a complement to describe the traffic safety situation. This thesis treats the behavioral differences of Norwegian and Danish cyclists from a traffic safety perspective and discusses possible causes. To examine this, an intersection in each country has been studied by analyzing 150 hours of video recordings. Interesting situations have been manually chosen for further analyzing. These situations have been selected in the favor of the traffic safety indicators red-cycling, unconventional direction-choice, and conflict-related situations. In this thesis we have been able to show a distinct behavioral difference between the cyclists in these intersections. In the Norwegian intersection 6,9 % cycle on red, the corresponding figure in the Danish intersection was 2,6 % which indicates a more hazardous behavior amongst the Norwegian cyclists. The characteristics of the behavior were also more reckless and were perceived as more risky. The behavior in terms of direction-choice showed a clear distinction, where 26,6 % of the Norwegian cyclists cycled, by us considered, in a more hazardous and unconventional manner. In the Danish intersection only 6,4 % of the cyclists showed the same behavior and generally it can be said that their cycling followed a more structured and safe pattern. The number of conflict-related situations summed up to 27 in the Norwegian intersection and 10 in the Danish. The cause of these situations was mostly related to a reckless behavior amongst the Norwegian cyclist. In the Danish intersection however, these situations were mostly caused by motorist and their reluctance to give way. All together the cyclists in the Norwegian intersection show a distinctively more hazardous behavior compared to the Danish cyclists. This is confirmed by almost all the results produced in this study. But there is no way to conclude if a difference can be made between the Norwegian and Danish cyclists in regard to their safety. However we suggest that the Norwegian cyclists are more likely to put themselves in hazardous situations due to their traffic behavior. (Less)
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Vall, Mikael and Nilsson, Henrik
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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cykeltrafik, beteende, konfliktteknik, safety in numbers
language
Swedish
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4467590
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2014-06-17 03:43:40
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  abstract     = {Until rather recently, safety from a traffic perspective has almost exclusively been described by accident statistic which in itself does not reveal the true safety issues. For this reason the use of traffic safety indicators has become more frequently used as a complement to describe the traffic safety situation. This thesis treats the behavioral differences of Norwegian and Danish cyclists from a traffic safety perspective and discusses possible causes. To examine this, an intersection in each country has been studied by analyzing 150 hours of video recordings. Interesting situations have been manually chosen for further analyzing. These situations have been selected in the favor of the traffic safety indicators red-cycling, unconventional direction-choice, and conflict-related situations. In this thesis we have been able to show a distinct behavioral difference between the cyclists in these intersections. In the Norwegian intersection 6,9 % cycle on red, the corresponding figure in the Danish intersection was 2,6 % which indicates a more hazardous behavior amongst the Norwegian cyclists. The characteristics of the behavior were also more reckless and were perceived as more risky. The behavior in terms of direction-choice showed a clear distinction, where 26,6 % of the Norwegian cyclists cycled, by us considered, in a more hazardous and unconventional manner. In the Danish intersection only 6,4 % of the cyclists showed the same behavior and generally it can be said that their cycling followed a more structured and safe pattern. The number of conflict-related situations summed up to 27 in the Norwegian intersection and 10 in the Danish. The cause of these situations was mostly related to a reckless behavior amongst the Norwegian cyclist. In the Danish intersection however, these situations were mostly caused by motorist and their reluctance to give way. All together the cyclists in the Norwegian intersection show a distinctively more hazardous behavior compared to the Danish cyclists. This is confirmed by almost all the results produced in this study. But there is no way to conclude if a difference can be made between the Norwegian and Danish cyclists in regard to their safety. However we suggest that the Norwegian cyclists are more likely to put themselves in hazardous situations due to their traffic behavior.},
  author       = {Vall, Mikael and Nilsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {cykeltrafik,beteende,konfliktteknik,safety in numbers},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur cyklar ni egentligen? En beteendestudie av danska och norska cyklister},
  year         = {2014},
}