Evidence for the ‘safety in density’ effect for cyclists: validation of agent-based modelling results

  title={Evidence for the ‘safety in density’ effect for cyclists: validation of agent-based modelling results},
  author={Jason Thompson and Jasper S. Wijnands and Suzanne Mavoa and Katherine Scully and Mark R. Stevenson},
  journal={Injury Prevention},
  pages={379 - 385}
The safety in numbers (SiN) effect for cyclists is widely observed but remains poorly understood. Although most studies investigating the SiN phenomenon have focused on behavioural adaptation to ‘numbers’ of cyclists in the road network, previous work in simulated environments has suggested SiN may instead be driven by increases in local cyclist spatial density, which prevents drivers from attempting to move through groups of oncoming cyclists. This study therefore set out to validate the… 
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