Safer cycling: A partnership project to better understand cycling patterns, hazards and incidents [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Poulos Dr Roslyn G; Dr Julie Hatfield; Prof Raphael H Grzebieta; A/Prof Andrew S McIntosh; A/Prof Chris Rissel

Brief description Cycling is the ultimate 'clean fuel' energy source, is renewable, and is sustainable. It can also positively impact on national health concerns such as cardiovascular health, obesity, and diabetes. If cycling is to be encouraged as a health-promoting practice, or as a sustainable form of transport, then it is incumbent on governments to address injury concerns to ensure that its benefits outweigh its risks and to provide an environment that minimises risk and optimises the transport advantages. This project will provide understanding of cycling patterns, hazards and incidents. It will provide vital knowledge to inform policy and planning with respect to transport and health and inform future health and safety promotional campaigns.

Funding Amount $208,000

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