On Friday 25 November, iRAP’s Global Innovation Manager and Cities Specialist Monica Olyslagers spoke at the Micromobility Conference 2022, in Sydney, Australia.
Monica introduced CycleRAP to the Australian audience in her 5 minute presentation ‘Introducing an infrastructure risk evaluation model for cyclists’ during a ‘Spin Cycle’ session. CycleRAP is a new evidence-based infrastructure risk evaluation model specific to cyclists and other light mobility users. CycleRAP, developed by the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP), is designed to reduce crashes by identifying high-risk locations without the need for crash data.
Identifying and addressing safety issues on routes used by bikes and other e-mobility vehicles is essential to manage the steep global increase in micromobility vehicles and to encourage more users.
CycleRAP has been piloted on more than 2,000km of cycling routes in nine European countries and has identified high-risk locations for crashes between bicyclists, motor vehicles, other light mobility vehicles and pedestrians, as well as single-cycle crashes.
Earlier this year, CycleRAP was officially launched globally – read more here.