baudman wrote:victor wrote:So can those who support the vehicular cycling approach please tell me: is there any real proof that vehicular cycling makes cyclists safer? Or does it backfire by encouraging motorists to pull even more dangerous stunts?
Euan's still alive.
I was talking about relative levels of safety, not whether someone has used vehicular cycling regularly and still lives to advocate it.
I've done a bit of research, and found these:
- John Forester's web page advocating vehicular cycling: http://www.johnforester.com/
- Section from Hiles, Jeffrey A. Listening to Bike Lanes. September 1996, on vehicular cycling: http://www.wright.edu/~jeffrey.hiles/essays/listening/ch4.html
- Ken Kifer's web page provides a bit more support for vehicular cycling. He cites Forester, but adds more: http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/health/risks.htm
The above lend some weight to the argument that vehicular cycling is safer than "non"-vehicular (which I guess is best described as taking the "segregate cyclists from motorists" approach).
My research is far from comprehensive, and I need to do more, before I'm convinced that vehicular cycling is safer than "non"-vehicular.