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Postings and reviews of bicycle-related research
on this site and others

Research document ...reviewed or critiqued
Jerrold Kaplan's Characteristics of the Regular Adult Bicycle User (1975)  
1976 Bikecentennial study by Bruce Burgess and Dan Burden Comments by John S. Allen
The Federal Highway Administration's Bicycle Safety Related Research Synthesis (paper copy - may no longer be available; PDF document) Synthesis or Fabrication? --
Review by John S. Allen
Review of the BSRRS --
Review by John Forester
How safe are bike lanes? --
Review by Alan Wachtel
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Bicycle Use and Hazard Patterns in the United States (1994) (on the CPSC Web site, in Adobe PDF format) Analysis of Bicycle Use and Hazard Patterns by John S. Allen, response by Dr. Gregory Rodgers of the CPSC and further analysis by John Forester.
Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Accidents in the Boston Metropolitan Region (Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 1984). Includes results of Missoula, Montana study  
Alan Wachtel and Diana Lewiston, Risk Factors for Bicycle-Motor
Vehicle Collisions at Intersections
(on the Bicycling Life Web site)
 
The Risks of Cycling by Dr. Eero Pasanen This report from Helsinki, Finland, confirms the poor safety record of bicycle sidepaths.  
Regulation vs. the Market:  The Case of Bicycle Safety by Ross D. Petty  
A Survey of North American Bicycle  Commuters by Dr. William Moritz -- summary results (on the Bicycling Life Web site)  
Adult Bicyclists in the U.S. by Dr. William Moritz -- (on the Bicycling Life Web site)  
A Tale of Three Cities: Analysis of Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crashes by Wayne Pein (on the Bicycling Life Web site)  
The Effects of Bikelane System  Design on Cyclists' Traffic Errors by John Forester
(on his Web site)
 
John Franklin's survey of research on the safety of bicycle paths and cycle tracks.  
Ken Cross's Santa Barbara study
(suppressed for 28 years!)
on John Forester's site.
 
The 1979 Eugene, Oregon study  
Bicycle Accidents and Usage Among Young Adults, by Chlapecka and Driessen  
Traffic safety on one-way streets with contraflow bicycle traffic (translation of German paper)  
  Critique of Bicycle compatibility Index

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