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Cycling Safety in NSW: Attitudes and Behaviours

El-Hoss, G, Fernandes, R, Murdoch, C, Walker, E

Cycling

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: The number of people cycling in NSW has increased in recent years. Over the last decade, an average of 11 cyclists have been killed each year in NSW, and from 2009-2013, 7,669 were seriously injured. The main objective of this research was to explore the attitudes, behaviours and beliefs of cyclists and drivers in relation to cycling safety. It comprised focus groups and a survey undertaken with cyclists and drivers in late 2015. The findings contribute towards a deeper understanding of the factors that may influence bicycle crashes, and points to potential avenues for action to improve cycling safety.