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Cycling in pedestrian streets. Traffic volumes, interaction and conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians in Torggata and Brugata in Oslo, Norway

Authors: Torkel Bjørnskau, Oddrun Helen Hagen, Ole Johansson
Report nr: 1581/2017
ISBN: 978-82-480-2074-5
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2073-8
Language: Norwegian
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Sammendrag

Cycling in pedestrian streets is allowed in Norway as opposed to in most other European countries. How the interaction between cyclists and pedestrians takes place in such streets is little known. Using video recordings, the number of pedestrians and cyclists in Torggata and Brugata was mapped on a typical weekday and a typical Saturday in the summer. In addition, the speed of cyclists was measured and we recorded interactions and conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians.The results show that there are more pedestrians and more cyclists in Torggata than in Brugata. The speed of the cyclists is highest in Torggata: 19 km/h in the morning and 13 km/h in the afternoon. In Brugata it is respectively 17 km/h and 12 km/h. There are quite a few cycling here, and thus many interactions between cycling and walking. However, there are few conflicts and the proportion of conflicts (relative to the number of interactions) is low, approximately 0.4%. This is much lower than the conflict share in the bicycle street further north of Torggata.

      

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