Print Email Facebook Twitter Measurement method for objective cyclist behaviour parameters Title Measurement method for objective cyclist behaviour parameters Author Meijer, R. van Dam, E. Bouma, H. Baan, J. van der Hurk, S.E. Publication year 2018 Abstract Although, in The Netherlands the infrastructure has been made cyclist friendly, 78.400 cyclist were treated at the first aid because of an accident in 2014. Especially with the upcoming of various types of powered bikes, more detailed analyses on the safety critical situations for cy-clists is needed in order to adequately adapt and further optimise the infrastructure for cyclists. The objective of this research is to study the feasibility of developing a measurement method from which objective behaviour parameters can be defined. An experiment was performed us-ing 6 cameras above a separated cycle lane next to a road which included a crossing with both cyclists and cars. A learning method based on Single Shot MultiBox Detector was applied to au-tomatically detect the cyclists, and cyclist tracks were defined. Next, kinematic parameters were calculated from the cyclists’ tracks. Amongst others, the cyclists’ intensity, speed, position on the cycle lane, and the distance to each other were analysed for a busy period as well as for a quiet period of the day. It can be concluded that the developed measurement method provides insight of the cyclists’ behaviour in such a way that it can already be used for obtaining infor-mation to make changes to the infrastructure that will improve the comfort and safety of cy-clists. The method could be further developed for making qualitative comfort and safety anal-yses, and for making analyses of the interaction between various types of road participants. Subject Cyclist behaviourCyclist detectionKinematic parametersObjective behaviour pa-rameters To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0ed7558d-8f52-4c9e-ab2c-6e8a4cfdfab7 TNO identifier 844024 Source Proceedings 7th International Cycling Safety Conference, ICSC2018 10-11 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.