iRAP’s free CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool which enables the quick assessment of crash risk and safety issues on streets or cycling facilities, is now available in five languages of Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
The Demonstrator Tool allows users to quickly input the presence of different infrastructure attributes on the cycle path such as surface quality, delineation, obstacles, adjacent sidewalks and road lanes, vehicle parking, street lighting, nearby intersections and travel speed to obtain a CycleRAP Score and risk level from low to extreme.
As well as an overall safety score, the tool provides a safety rating for the likelihood of a single bicycle crash or bicyclist collision with another bicycle, pedestrian or vehicle. Users can also see how different improvements, such as protected bike lanes or traffic calming measures, would impact the safety of the cycling infrastructure.
The CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool is a valuable resource for decision-makers, urban planners, and anyone interested in improving cycling safety. By providing an easy, user-friendly interface for exploring the CycleRAP model, it can help increase awareness of cycling risk and how simple infrastructure and speed improvements can increase safety.
CycleRAP is an easy, affordable and fast method of evaluating road and bicycling infrastructure for safety. It aims to reduce crashes and improve safety specifically for bicyclists and other light mobility users by identifying high risk locations without the need for crash data.