- Host: Warwick Pattison PhD (Email - Warwick.email@example.com)
- Session: 6
- Location: Yarra Room
Warrick has looked at Melbourne, Amersterdam and Copenhagen case studies
Looked at perceptions of safety as a barrier to more cycling.
Perceptions of lack of safety as barrier to sustainable travel.
Idea of good enough safety. We can't get to Copenhagen or Amsterdam but can we get it good enough?
There are a lot more things that can be done to improve cycling.
Jackie. We don't deal with intersections for cyclists. No certainty for cyclists on where to go. No addition lights or lanes.
Safety needs to be approached systematically.
Most important thing before anything is education. Both motorists as well as cyclists.
Right now who is implementing or responsible for driver education.
Other cycling countries have cycling education during whole education life. Decision makers have good understanding of cycling.
Livibility index nothing Bout road safety or cycling safety.
Why is Melbourne different? 1900 rail in melbourne was one of the biggest in World. Amsterdam Copenhagen relied on walking or bikes.
Copenhagen had horse riding tracks next to roads. Road association in Netherlands wanted bike users off road. Dedicated cycling.
How well do we get people to understand safety on bikes?
Multiple door incidents affecting cycling safety.
Education of safety needs to be from very early.
Examples where education was shared by multiple organisations teaching cycling. Fr very early years so it becomes ingrained.
Alternatively...Is it about biting the door and roving the car bike interaction for things like dooring.
Hard solution such as removing car parking may be harder than soft solution such as education.
Aussies with Perceptions of safety vs actual safety.
Europe. Car drivers automatically assigned fault. This may improve driver behavior ...but may not increase cycling participation.
All these ideas are interesting but how can it apply for our culture or political environment?