Safer cycling in the urban road environment

The study is the first comprehensive study in Australia that combines academic, government and community efforts to enhance cycling activity while addressing safety concerns.

The study takes an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the issues contributing to cyclist injury with a particular focus on the urban road environment. The proposed study will develop new road designs which will improve the urban cycling experience. Australia’s first cycling simulator (BikeSim) will be built as part of the study and will be used to safely evaluate the new road prototypes which will be designed to improve cyclist safety and maintain the efficiency and mobility of vehicles.

Project details

Major Sponsor

Australian Research Council

Research Partners

University of Melbourne
Monash University
Curtin University
Portland State University - USA
Amy Gillett Foundation
Cycling Promotion Fund
Vicroads Corporation
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Main Roads Western Australia

Project Team

Prof Mark Stevenson (University of Melbourne)
Dr Marilyn Johnson (Monash)
A/Prof Jennifer Oxley (Monash)
Prof Lynn Meuleners (Curtin)
Prof Belinda Gabbe (Monash)
Prof Geoffrey Rose (Monash)
Prof Jennifer Dill (Portland)
Dr Roderick Katz (Amy Gillett)
Mr Peter Bourke (Cycling Promotion Fund)
Ms Juliet Bartels (Vicroads Corporation)
Mr Michael Nieuwesteeg (TAC)
Mr David Moyses (Main Roads WA)


Prof Mark Stevenson (University of Melbourne)