Lighting for cycling in the UK : a review

FOTIOS, S and CASTLETON, Holly (2015). Lighting for cycling in the UK : a review. Lighting Research and Technology, 1-15. (In Press)

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While UK governments have recently sought to increase cycling activity, it remains a minority interest. One reason for this is the perceived danger of cycling on roads filled with traffic. There is statistical evidence to support this perception; for equal exposure, cyclists are more likely to be seriously injured than either drivers or pedestrians. Lighting has a role to play in reducing the hazards of cycling by enhancing the visibility and conspicuity of cyclists. Unfortunately, it is not at all clear that the current lighting regulations and recommendations for cycling and cyclists are the best that can be achieved or are even adequate for these purposes. A number of actions are suggested that should enable lighting’s contribution to the safety of cyclists to be realized.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1177/1477153515609391
Depositing User: Holly Castleton
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 00:30

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