January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Bicycle Safety Across the Pillars of the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Kimberly Kolody, Jacobs; Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management; and Subcommittee on Global Road Safety

The rapid global motorization is putting undue pressure on the safety of bicycles (& e-bikes), with the burden falling most heavily on low/middle-income countries. This workshop will provide practitioners and researchers with an understanding of the challenges and solutions for the global bicycle safety problem while working through case studies that represent culture change, data availability and challenges and strategies and solutions. Experts present latest research on bicycle safety across the UN Decade of Action’s Five Pillars: safety management, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post-crash response.

Biking as a Culture Change: How to Put Bike Safety on the Political Agenda
Juan Restrepo, Transportation Alternatives


Challenges to Get the Data: How to Make it Work for Making Arguments for Bike Infrastructure, Level of Stress, Near Misses, and Additional Sources of Safety Data
James Bradford, International Road Assessment Program

Safe Infrastructure Design : Basic Design, Space, Dimensions etc
Fabrizio Prati, National Association of City Transportation Officials


Bicycling, Bicycle Safety and Road Design in Denmark
Anders Moller Gaardbo, Danish Road Directorate


Work Session
Ankita Chachra, National Association of City Transportation Officials; Natalie Draisin, FIA Foundation