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Bicycle rest stops in mountainous terrain to improve road safety for cyclists

Peters, J, Bilton, P, Zelenko, A


ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: To improve safety for on-road cyclists in mountainous terrain, a concept for a bicycle rest stop has been developed. The intent of the rest stop is to provide a safe space for cyclists to temporarily stop (to conduct repairs or rest) on roads where the left side of the road has numerous steep drop-offs, narrow lane widths and no shoulder. Design considerations include location, constructability, maintenance and costs. It is hoped that this concept design can be trialled in the near future to determine the effectiveness of such a treatment on improving road safety for cyclists.