Bicycle Safety and Access

Bicycle Safety Tips

Learn about the most important safe riding techniques and driving strategies that will make the roads safer for everyone. Includes a series of safety tips for bicyclists of all ages as well as tips for motorists.

Project Web Sites

BIKESAFE
Allows users to effectively select and review possible engineering, education, or enforcement treatments to improve bicyclist safety
BIKECOST
Provides transportation decision makers with guidelines to evaluate the projected costs and benefits of bicycle-facility investments
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Clearinghouse of pedestrian and bicycle information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement and access and mobility

Bicyclinginfo.org
Provides a comprehensive resource on walking, including information on recent bicycle research, safety tips and types of bicycle crashes
North Carolina Bicycle & Pedestrian Crashes
An online query tool that allows users to view police-reported bicycle and pedestrian crash data from North Carolina.
Bicycle Helmets
Most bicycling deaths result from head injury. Wearing a bicycle helmet reduces the overall risk of head injuries by 85 percent. HSRC researchers have conducted observational surveys to determine the rate of helmet use in North Carolina and to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive helmet use law in British Columbia.
Roadway Design for Bicyclists
For many years, transportation engineering trends focused on designing for four wheels instead of two. View a comprehensive resource on design and engineering tools that promote bikeability.
National Bicycling and Walking Study
This US Department of Transportation released 10-year Status Report is an update of the 5-year Status Report released in 1999. It's goals are to: (1) Double the percent of trips made by bicycling and walking and (2) reduce by ten percent the number of fatalities and injuries by pedestrians and bicyclists.
Bikeability Checklist
How bikeable is your community? The Bikeability Checklist can help you find the answer. Inside you'll find insightful questions, allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's bikeability.