|Authors:||Hanne Beate Sundfør|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1267-2|
Full report - in Norwegian only
The report explore bicycle use on- and off-road, accident involvement and risk estimates, based on self-reported data form a sample of Norwegian cyclists. Approximately 15 percent of the cycling occurs outside the road network (off-road). For all accidents, the risk of cycling in traffic is somewhat higher than off-road. For injuries that requires medical treatment, the risk is slightly higher off-road than in traffic. The calculated annual cycle distance is approximately 7 million km, with an average of 3.3 kilometers per day. Single accidents are the most common type of accident (seven out of 10). In 65 percent of all accidents the cyclist is injured. In about 30 percent of all accidents the cyclist seeks medical treatment. Of the injuries with medical treatment, 16 percent is reported to the police. Racing bikes are more often involved in accidents than other cyclist types and men more often than women.