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Spatial analysis of bicycle use and accident risks for cyclists

This thesis not only provides sound recommendations helping planners and policy makers to encourage bicycle use, but it also offers new research directions for pinpointing locations where accidents are more likely to occur. Continuer

Most developed countries nowadays face environmental, health and mobility problems as a consequence of widespread car use. Policies are now being reappraised in favour of more sustainable modes of transport. In particular, bicycle use holds the potenti


Most developed countries nowadays face environmental, health and mobility problems as a consequence of widespread car use. Policies are now being reappraised in favour of more sustainable modes of transport. In particular, bicycle use holds the potential to provide a 'green' and healthy alternative to car commuting. There are however still important barriers that discourage people cycling…

This thesis aims at identifying some of the main factors that influence cycle commuting and cycling accidents. Identifying such factors would in turn provide greater support to enable policy makers developing supportive environmental conditions for cycling.

In the first part of this thesis, we examine which factors influence the spatial variation of bicycle use for commuting to work at the level of the municipalities in Belgium. Special attention is paid to bicycle-specific factors and spatial econometric methods are used to account for the presence of spatial effects in the data. The second part of this thesis examines which factors are associated with cycling accidents in Brussels. Spatial point pattern methods extended to networks are used to compare the 'locational tendencies' of cycling accidents officially registered by the police with those that are unregistered. An innovative case-control approach, based on a rigorous sampling design of controls and an exhaustive data collection of spatial factors, is also proposed to allow modelling the risk of cycling accident along the Brussels' road network.

This thesis not only provides sound recommendations helping planners and policy makers to encourage bicycle use, but it also offers new research directions for pinpointing locations where accidents are more likely to occur.


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Éditeur
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Partie du titre
Numéro 249
Auteur
Grégory Vandenbulcke-Plasschaert,
Collection
Thèses de la Faculté des sciences
Langue
anglais
Catégorie (éditeur)
Sciences exactes
BISAC Subject Heading
SCI000000 SCIENCE
Code publique Onix
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013 )
3051 SCIENCES PURES
Description public visé
Géographes, économie du transport, économétrie, transports
Date de première publication du titre
20 novembre 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: P
Type d'ouvrage
Thèse
Avec
Bibliographie
Langue originale
anglais

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Details de produit
2 A4
Date de publication
20 novembre 2011
ISBN-13
978-2-87558-019-1
Ampleur
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 334
Dépôt Légal
D/2011/9964/39
Code interne
85670
Format
16 x 24 x 1,9 cm
Poids
537 grammes
Prix
30,00 €
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