Vulnerable Road Users
Cycle Aware: Driving with bikes (2015 - in progress)
This innovative approach to cyclist safety focuses on the education and training required by drivers to interact safely with cyclists. It uses two ontologically diverse methodologies to examine how Australian drivers become cyclist aware and the education and training necessary to foster safe driver-cyclist interactions. It directly addresses the issues of cyclist road trauma and the growing on-road tensions between cyclists and drivers.
This national approach to cycle aware driver education enhances opportunities for active travel and addresses the growing issue of inactivity. It provides a critical knowledge base for State and Territory driver education policies and a Cycle Aware module which will target learner drivers.
This research is supported by an ARC Linkage Grant administered by the University of Adelaide with Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, Motor Accident Commission, Amy Gillett Foundation, Nothern Territory Government, and the City of Adelaide.
Contact: Narelle Haworth
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Theme: Vulnerable Road Users