Bicycling safety and the lateral stability of the bicycle
Paper belonging to the presentation 'Bicycling safety and the lateral stability of the bicycle' held during the International Cycling Safety Conference on November 7th and 8th by Arend Schwab (University of Delft).
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The number of fatalities and seriously injured among bicyclists in traffic is still high and trends show that it increases with time. What is the underlying cause of these accidents? One aspect of bicycling is the vehicle itself: the bicycle, a very versatile but also inherent laterally unstable vehicle. This paper focuses on the current knowledge on the stability and control of bicycles.