Data Driven Cycling Safety Policy

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Improved cycling safety is necessary to meet the global road safety goal of reducing road deaths, a major public health issue. It is also vital to increasing cycling participation as an effective way to improve physical and mental well-being as well as the quality of the environment. This project seeks to investigate how policy makers in Australia and elsewhere use and translate traditional sources of data (i.e. police crash data and cyclist surveys) to develop cycling safety policy. It also explores the potential of new sources of information such as fitness tracking and route mapping smartphone applications in this area.

The project will be suitable for a candidate with a good understanding of the collection and use of large administrative data sets in the development of public policy, particularly in the areas of public health and road safety. Specific skills include undertaking interviews and focus groups as well as basic quantitative and qualitative data analyses. Knowledge of data collections using smartphone applications would be an advantage.

Supervisory team
Soufiane
Boufous

Science
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre
Christopher
Pettit

Built Environment
Built Environment
Ann
Williamson

Science
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre
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soufiane@unsw.edu.au