In these days of increasing congestion on our roads, bicycles provide a valuable contribution to mobility in Europe. Their relatively small size and low cost enable them to blend efficiently into in the traffic flow while needing less space compared to other vehicles. However, cyclists form one of the most vulnerable groups of road users. So the design of safe infrastructures for all travelers categories, included the cyclists, becomes a primary requirement. To obtain these results, Road Safety Audits and Road Safety Reviews are very useful tool. In this paper the authors, starting from results collected on a bike lane placed in Rimini, a city of Emilia-Romagna characterized by high bicycle traffic flows especially in summer when many people head for this place for their holidays, provide useful results for designers, construction and maintenance contractors, in order to obtain safe bike lane.

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Published on 31/12/09
Accepted on 31/12/09
Submitted on 31/12/09

Volume 2010, 2010
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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