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The safety of physically separated cycle tracks compared to marked cycle lanes and mixed traffic conditions in Amsterdam

SWOV researchers Van Petegem and Wijlhuizen coauthored the article 'The safety of physically separated cycle tracks compared to marked cycle lanes and mixed traffic conditions in Amsterdam' in the magazine European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research.

Bicycle infrastructure is utilised to improve cycling safety and encourage bicycle use as a sustainable and healthy transport mode. This study sets out to assess whether providing physically separated cycle tracks along distributor roads, as prescribed in Dutch design guidelines and the Sustainable Safety vision, yields the expected safety benefits for cyclists. Therefore the safety of physically separated cycle tracks is compared to marked or painted cycle lanes and to mixed traffic conditions at distributor roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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