Pedestrian Casualties Resulting from Collisions with Cyclists on the Footpath

Monash University Accident Research Centre - Report #8 - 1989

Author: A. Drummond

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Abstract:

A study to estimate the incidence of pedestrian casualties following collisions with cyclists on the footpath was undertaken to gauge the extent to which this is an issue affecting the formulation of footpath cycling policy. To this end, hospital records on admitted patients and casualty registers for those treated in hospital emergency departments were examined at seven major Melbourne hospitals and the Geelong Hospital.

Results showed that this particular problem was of very small proportions. It was noted, however, that the issues of less severe injuries and pedestrian amenity were not covered by this study; they represent factors which could receive consideration in the formulation of policy.

Sponsor: Roads Corporation