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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Thomas
dc.description.abstractEncouraging people to cycle more often is well supported in the academic literature due to the numerous positive economic, social and environmental benefits that are associated with the use of bicycles as a form of transportation. Despite these benefits, the use of the bicycle for day to day transportation remains relatively low outside of European and Asian countries, with one of the main barriers to encouraging more people to cycle more often being related to the perceived and actual dangers associated with riding a bicycle. Using a case-control methodology, this research investigated what characteristics contribute to where bicycle accidents occur in proportion to where to people cycle. Logistic regression analysis identified that the probability of being involved in a bicycle-motor vehicle (BMV) accident increases when specific characteristics are present and decreases with the presence of on road cycle lanes. Of the characteristics identified as being significant, accident probability is highest at intersections, with all types of intersections increasing accident probability compared to non- intersection locations. In addition to intersections, this research also identified that accident probability increases with the presence of high traffic volumes, School zones and driveways.en
dc.publisherLincoln University
dc.subjectbicycle commutingen
dc.subjectroad safetyen
dc.subjecttraffic accidentsen
dc.subjectspatial analysisen
dc.subjectcase studiesen
dc.subjectlogistic regressionen
dc.titleInvestigating characteristics in a spatial context that contribute to where bicycle accidents occuren
dc.typeThesisen Universityen of Applied Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorDoscher, Crile
lu.thesis.supervisorPage, Shannon
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
dc.subject.anzsrc160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)en
dc.subject.anzsrc111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safetyen
dc.subject.anzsrc120506 Transport Planningen
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