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Survey: Promoting pedestrian and cyclist safety

BMJ 2002; 324(7346) ( 11 May )

Survey: How can the safety of pedestrians and cyclists best be promoted??

Coinciding with the BMJ theme issue, 'War on the roads' (11 May 2002), we conducted a ballot, asking how pedestrian and cylclist survey can best be promoted.

Final tally, with 566 people responding:

1. How can pedestrian safety best be promoted?

1.00 = Least effective, 6.00 = Most effective
Average
ranking
Response
3.29More and better road safety education in schools
2.54Compulsory helmet wearing by child pedestrians
3.12Vehicle design changes to reduce the risk of serious pedestrian injury
4.00Harsher penalties (fines and prison terms) for road-traffic offenders
4.15Traffic calming to reduce vehicle speeds in urban areas
4.26Reduce car use by better public transport and by encouraging walking and cycling

2. How can cycle safety (children and adults) best be promoted?

1.00 = Least effective, 6.00 = Most effective
Average
ranking
Response
3.25More and better cycle safety training
2.87Compulsory cycle helmet wearing
3.42Separate lanes for bicycles in urban areas
4.04Traffic calming to reduce vehicle speeds in urban areas
4.04Reduce car use by better public transport and by encouraging walking and cycling
3.85Banning motorised vehicles from towns and cities

Thank you for participating in our survey!

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