Facts and figures
The knowledge bank at the website of SWOV provides a lot of up-to-date factual information on road safety; specifically through ‘Vervoerwijze’ where bicycle travel is concerned: www.swov.nl/nl/research/kennisbank/inhoud/kennisbank.htm. The basic data of the accident registry may be processed by anyone. At www.swov.nl/cognos/cgi-bin/ppdscgi.exe (in English as well) all possible selections, time sequences and comparisons can be made. The most important analyses on traffic safety of cyclists in the Netherlands are contained in The Dutch Bicycle Master Plan, until the middle of the nineteen nineties. More recent analyses: Trends in road safety of cyclists over the years (Ontwikkeling verkeersveiligheid fietsers door de jaren heen) and Factsheet traffic safety cyclists.
In analyses in figures of bicycle traffic safety the link between safety and bicycle use has often been under discussion. For the Netherlands there is an emphatic general rule: more bicycle use leads to more traffic safety. This statement can be substantiated in various ways: Three myths about bicycle policies.
Recently the effects of bicycle use on traffic safety have been analysed in more detail, as well as the differences among various towns: Effect increase percentage bicycles on traffic safety (Effecten toename fietsaandeel op de verkeersveiligheid).
Factsheet traffic safety cyclists
SWOV , SWOV
Wide overview of the safety aspects of cyclists.
Fietsberaad publication 15. The influence of weather on bicycle use and numbers of cycling casualties
Otto van Boggelen , Fietsberaad
Study of analyses into the relation between weather conditions, bicycle use and number of cycling casualties. Annual fluctuations in both bicycle use and number of cycling casualties may to a large extent by explained by weather conditions. The analyses also reveal an error in the CBS data.
Scooters on your path
Cees Wildervanck , Fietsverkeer
A knowledge overview about scooter and moped riders, problems and solutions.