Journal article

Safer cycling and the urban road environment: A case control study

Lynn B Meuleners, Mark Stevenson, Michelle Fraser, Jennie Oxley, Geoffrey Rose, Marilyn Johnson

Accident Analysis & Prevention | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019


This study aimed to identify features of the road environment that increased the risk of on-road bicycle crashes in Perth, Australia between 2014-2017. This case-control study used a combination of an in-depth crash study and naturalistic study to compare the road environment characteristics of 100 case (crash) sites and 300 control sites where no crash occurred using conditional logistic regression. For intersection sites, roundabouts (adjusted OR: 2.98, 95% CI: 1.18, 7.56) and traffic lights (adjusted OR: 3.86, 95% CI 1.29, 11.63) significantly increased the risk of a bicycle crash, compared to priority control/uncontrolled intersections. For midblock (non-intersection) sites, roads with a..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP130100380) to the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Curtin University, Amy Gillett Foundation, Main Roads Western Australia, Portland State University, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), VicRoads and We Ride (previously Cycling Promotion Fund). Prof Stevenson is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (APP1136250) and Dr Marilyn Johnson is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Researcher Award Fellowship (DE170101180).