Session I: Single bicycle crashes as a rising problem


The large majority of serious injuries among cyclists are due to single crashes and in a few countries the same applies to cyclist deaths. This special session will highlight the size of the problem, trends, existing data and knowledge and provide a discussion about why so little is known about causes and measures to address single-bicycle crashes.

The session will be chaired by Paul Schepers, SWOV (the Netherlands). He is an expert on road safety for vulnerable road users, human factors in road design, and risk-based road safety policy. Paul worked for the Dutch national road authority (Rijkswaterstaat) as a senior road safety consultant between 2005 and 2019. He obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology in 2013 with the thesis entitled 'A safer road environment for cyclists'.


Session II: Components of a safe system for cycling

The session will focus on essential issues related to a safe system for cycling by presenting some major components of such a system. A starting point is the analysis of predicted injury development based on increased cycling in Sweden from a comparative perspective in relation to the sustainability goal for active mobility. Further, the session presents examples and ideas of how various traffic safety factors like infrastructure design, speed management and protective devices can mitigate and prevent accidents and severe injuries for cyclists.

The session is organised in close co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket).

The session is chaired by Rugerro Ceci, Safety Advisor at Swedish Transport Administration. Ruggero has long experience working in the government administration and is skilled in Ergonomics, Traffic Systems, Psychology, Road Safety, and Human Machine Interaction. He possess a PhD in Psychology from Stockholm University (Sweden). Ruggero is mainly involved in strategic work within road safety and the coordination of various preventive safety activities for vulnerable road users. He is active in national and international workgroups and research projects for road safety (e.g. World Road Association), focusing on Human Factor issues in road and vehicle safety.