Riding with children for transport and recreation: carrier use and safety issues
Submission Date: 2019
Supporting children to bicycle may protect them against various inactivity-related diseases. Perceived safety may be a barrier to riding with children, particularly for transport. To extend the sparse research investigating adults’ experience of relevant safety issues adult riders completed online questionnaires about riding with children for transport (n=66) and recreation (n=18). Questions focused on experience of safety issues associated with different types of child carrier and cycling infrastructure. Results suggest that initiatives to reduce interactions with traffic as well as traffic speed may help to move adults from riding with children for recreation only to riding for transport also.