Behaviour, law and design: an interdisciplinary approach to improving intuitive road design, the road rules and cyclist safety
Keywords: Intersections and Roundabouts, Road Design, Legislation and Law, Bicyclists
Submission Date: 2019
There is a high level of confusion and misunderstanding on the roads about the negotiation between drivers and cyclists when a cyclist is continuing straight and driver is turning left. This study builds on existing knowledge to go beyond problem identification to investigate potential solutions. The innovative, interdisciplinary team combines behavioural research with law and design to investigate and evaluate potential improvements in the road rules and road design. The study includes on-road trial of new left turn intersection design in Melbourne in Q2, 2019 with a pre- and post-study (roadside observations) and a review of the road rules to identify opportunities for amendment or clarification.