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European publication on bike safety & road design

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by Gromit, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Here:

    http://www.acembike.org/html/docs/ACEM publications/ACEMinfrastructu rehandbook.pdf

    is a link to a very interesting document published by the Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers.

    Titled "Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe" (PTW = powered two-wheeler), it:

    "describes the specific needs of riders and contains guidelines for those responsible for road design and road maintenance. It includes recommendations and examples from all over Europe. Predictable road geometry can be achieved by a good road design with consistent, clear traffic signs and road markings, and by improving traffic management, PTW riders can be better guided on the road.

    In addition to road design and traffic management two other aspects have been included in this handbook: the use of a formalised and systematic assessment of road facilities and road safety campaigns considering PTWs, both are a vital ingredient in a mix of initiatives to address PTW safety."

    Well worth a read, IMO.

    [Edit: I can't get the link to work for some reason, so you'll have to copy/paste into your browser. Sorry.]