Bicycle Agenda 2017-2020
6. Less cycling casualties
The number of seriously injured cyclist from accidents have increased in recent years. More specifically, the elderly population have been the victims. This requires an integrated approach with all stakeholders
- Drastically reduce the number of cycling accidents by developing a joint policy approach for bicycle safety: Nieuw Strategisch Plan Verkeersveiligheid 2030 (New Road Safety Strategic Plan).
- Develop a risk-based approach.
- Development of a quick scan bicycle safety key (less extensive than SPIs).
- Working CycleRap in pilots (ANWB, SWOV, municipal and provincial).
- Research into causes and severity of accidents, and ask cyclists to register accidents (ANWB group Accident Registration).
- Continue the efforts to collect more data about bicycle accidents to better understand the cause of these accidents.
- Further research into prevention of serious and fatal cyclist casualties on GOW’s (road sections and intersections).
- Develop more knowledge and draw more attention to senior proof (8-80) concepts of (accessible) infrastructure for cyclists, targeting both urban planners and traffic experts.
- Participation in ICT research programs on detection of cyclists from motorised vehicles; encouraging further use of ISA.
- Encourage development of a safer bicycle for the elderly: lighter, more stable, custom pedal assistance, and so on; Also safe tricycle.
- Ensure follow-up to Stay Safe Mobile (VVN i.s.m. Veiligheid.nl).
- Develop inexpensive bike lights that always work automatically.
- Implement and evaluate a bicycle campaign (ANWB, VVN, Team Alert, Cyclists).
- Explore ways to increase the participation in schools of traffic education programs, including the theoretical and practical traffic exam for children in Group 8.
- Implement and evaluate campaign against mobile phone use on the bike (ANWB, VVN, Team Alert, Cyclists).
The 8 goals of the Bicycle Agenda 2017-202
- Netherlands as the leading bicycle country
- More room for the bicycle in cities
- Boosting the quality on busy and important regional cycling routes
- Optimise the transition from the bicycle to other modes, PT-bike and car-bike
- Targeted cycling promotion
- Less cycling casualties
- Less stolen bicycles
- Increase knowledge