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Dissertation former SWOV researcher Kirsten Duivenvoorden: (bicycle) safety of intersections in rural areas

Former SWOV researcher Kirsten Duivenvoorden defended her thesis 'Speed up to safe interactions - The effects of intersection design and road users’ behaviour on the interaction between cyclists and car drivers' on 21 April 2021.

The doctoral research focused on the (bicycle) safety of intersections in rural areas. The speed at which motorists approach an intersection has a major influence on the safety of the crossing cyclist. Adjustments to the intersection design reduce the motorist's approach speed and thus increase safety for cyclists.