Vulnerable Road Users

Cyclists and cars stopped at an intersectionPedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists comprise the most vulnerable road user groups.

The projects in this theme seek to better understand the over-representation of these groups in crashes and the severity of their outcomes, and to develop interventions to address these issues.

For motorcyclists, there is a focus on licensing and training issues, while patterns of activity and road environment issues are relatively more important in pedestrian and bicyclist projects.


Theme leader: Senior Research Fellow Mark King Linked to another web site


Recent projects (in order of commencement date):

Cycle Aware: Driving with bikes (2015 - in progress)

Post-Licence motorcycle rider training (2015 - 2016)

Research services to evaluate the minimum passing distance Queensland road rule (2015)

Bicycle lanes and car parking design review (2014)

Distraction and attitudes towards safe pedestrian behaviour [SS1957] (2014 - 2015)

Observational analysis of road user interactions (2014)

Research services to develop an evaluation framework for the new minimum passing distance Queensland road rule (2014)

Roundabout design review (2014)

Understanding pedestrian behaviour on railway crossings (2011 - 2015)

Motorcyclist apparel observation study in Victoria (2010 - 2014)

Understanding interactions between Two Wheelers (TW) and car drivers in a driving simulator (2010 - 2013)



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