Massive gaps in crash statistics for cycling have been a major impediment to assessing bike infrastructure and improving the safety of micromobility. Bike crashes are substantially underreported, particularly when they don’t involve motor vehicles, and existing statistics often ignore road infrastructure as a contributing factor.
Monica Olyslagers, an international authority in innovations for safer cities, will introduce CycleRAP, a new evidence-based infrastructure risk evaluation model specific to cyclists and other light mobility users. CycleRAP, developed by the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP), is designed to reduce crashes by identifying high-risk locations without the need for crash data.
Identifying and addressing safety issues on routes used by bikes and other e-mobility vehicles is essential to manage the steep global increase in micromobility vehicles and to encourage more users.
CycleRAP has been piloted on more than 2,000km of cycling routes in nine European countries and has identified high-risk locations for crashes between bicyclists, motor vehicles, other light mobility vehicles and pedestrians, as well as single-cycle crashes.