Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Cycling Safety Roundtable

City street with bicycle lane
The Roundtable brought together almost 40 experts from around the world to discuss cycling safety.

Roundtable participants shared experience on cycling safety questions and discussed the policy options for reducing traffic injuries whilst promoting active travel. In particular, four groups of questions were examined in greater detail:

  • Can we measure cycle safety? Can we monitor safety over time in the context of growing use of bikes? Can we benchmark countries in a meaningful and comparable way?
  • What is the road safety impact of e-bikes? Which policies have been developed or should be envisaged to make them safer?
  • What is the road safety impact of public bike systems, either dock-based or dockless? Which policies will maximise the public health benefit of such systems?
  • Can we recommend light segregation as a solution to the rapid development of a low-cost large-scale protected cycling infrastructure network?


Chair's Summary

Marie Kåstrup, Head of City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Program

Increasing Cycling in a Safe Traffic System

Philippe Crist International Transport Forum

Exposure-adjusted Fatality Rates for Cycling and Walking in European Countries

Alberto Castro and Thomas Götschi, University of Zurich

Cycling Safety in World Cities: Measuring Exposure and Risk

Alexandre Santacreu International Transport Forum

Bike Share and Safety

Elliot Fishman Institute for Sensible Transport

The Safety of Electrically-assisted Bicycles Compared to Classic Bicycles in the Netherlands

Paul Schepers, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environement; Karin Klein Wolt, VeiligheidNL; Elliot Fishman, Institute for Sensible Transport

Cycle Lane Protection: A State of the Art Review

Brian Deegan Urban Movement