How to Make More Cycling Good for Road Safety?


If we compare bicycle use between different countries, there are enormous differences. These differences can be seen in the bicycle culture, bicycle use, the position of the cyclist in traffic, and the measures that have been taken to make cycling safer. There are countries, for example, were there is hardly any cycling, if any at all. This is often partly determined by a country's geography (hills and mountains) and its climate (high temperatures). There are countries where cycling is practiced as a kind of recreation. And, finally, there are countries in which cycling is a substantial part of the modal split. Although cycling activities also take place in rural areas, the majority of the bicycle kilometers are travelled in towns and cities, and over relatively short distances.

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