Reconsidering the Safety in Numbers Effect for Vulnerable Road Users: An Application of Agent-Based Modeling

@article{Thompson2015ReconsideringTS,
  title={Reconsidering the Safety in Numbers Effect for Vulnerable Road Users: An Application of Agent-Based Modeling},
  author={Jason Thompson and Giovanni Savino and Mark R. Stevenson},
  journal={Traffic Injury Prevention},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={147 - 153}
}
Objective: Increasing levels of active transport provide benefits in relation to chronic disease and emissions reduction but may be associated with an increased risk of road trauma. The safety in numbers (SiN) effect is often regarded as a solution to this issue; however, the mechanisms underlying its influence are largely unknown. We aimed to (1) replicate the SiN effect within a simple, simulated environment and (2) vary bicycle density within the environment to better understand the… 
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