What is ‘CycleRAP’?

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.

CycleRAP will power software tools used for pinpointing and mapping where bicyclist and light mobility crashes are likely to occur. The model uses data about the features of a road, street or path to evaluate the risk of crashes for bicyclists and light mobility users—irrespective of the type of facility (or whether it is on or off road) and for all crash types. It can be used anywhere in the world.

Conflicts with vehicles

Conflicts between bicycles and/or light mobility vehicles

Conflicts with pedestrians

Crashes which do not involve others

CycleRAP is intended to be used to:

  • Improve bicycling-related asset management and maintenance planning
  • Help prioritise investment and planning for bicycle and light mobility modes, and
  • Provide safety key performance indicators and track performance over time.

Latest news 

CycleRAP tool and pilots feature in New York Times climate edition

Bogotá, Colombia, is one of five cities in CycleRAP’s international pilot program.Image credit: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group, via Getty Images After launching CycleRAP in 2022, in 2023 iRAP embarked on an international pilot project with the generous...

World Highways: PTV software for Mapfre CycleRAP pilot

Article reproduced from World Highways, 14 June - By David Arminas The latest technology of PTV’s Model2Go and PTV Visum will be used to create a model of the city generated by using OpenStreetMap data for a detailed urban bicycle network configuration. Mobility...

CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool Showcases Potential to Save Lives as we approach UN Global Road Safety Week

iRAP has launched its new CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool. The tool is an exciting step forward in the field of road safety for bicyclists. The CycleRAP risk assessment model aims to help cities improve the safety of cycling infrastructure. The CycleRAP Demonstrator is a...

New international project to map cycling safety across five cities

Fundacion Mapfre, iRAP, the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI) and PTV are working together to run pilots in five cities of the new CycleRAP risk assessment model. CycleRAP is an evidence-based infrastructure risk evaluation model. It aims to reduce crashes and...

CycleRAP pilot assesses bike lane safety in Rome tunnel

A CycleRAP Pilot conducted on new cycling infrastructure in a tunnel on Via di Porta Cavalleggeri in Rome has demonstrated its safety, helping to answer to the discordant opinions of locals. The tunnel route, used by all, connects two important areas of the historic...

SABRINA Safe Cycling Routes Toolkit for safer European cycleways

A new Safe Cycling Routes Toolkit (SCRT) has launched in Europe as a modular interactive online decision-making support tool to guide users through the process of defining new cycling routes and improving the safety of existing routes for cyclists. SCRT is an outcome...

You’re invited: Event to share SABRINA project results of Safer Bicycle Routes in European Danube Area

You’re invited to join us in Brussels on 5 December to hear the results of the Safer Bicycle Routes in Danube Area (SABRINA) project focused on improving the quality and safety of cycling infrastructure for people who cycle. The SABRINA Project is tackling cycling...

Cycling and walking for people and planet: New reports and PATH COP27 letter to governments and cities draw link

With Transport Day at COP27 this week, two recent reports of our major donor, the FIA Foundation, and global partners have highlighted the crucial links between safe cycling and walking infrastructure and reduced Greenhouse gas emissions, lower transport costs, and...

Bloomberg cycling infrastructure grants and CycleRAP tools offer opportunities for safer greener journeys

Ten Cities Will Receive Up To $1 million to Implement Creative and Impactful Bike-Friendly Street Designs that Save Lives and Reduce Emissions Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI), which will help ten cities...

CycleRAP launches in Latin America at ITF Safer City Streets Network

Following its successful global launch in June, CycleRAP has today launched in Latin America at the 7th Meeting of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Safer City Streets Network Event in Guadalajara, Mexico. The launch follows successful pilots in Europe and four...

What problem does CycleRAP help solve?

Road safety is a critical issue which needs to be addressed to ensure that bicycling and light mobility options can continue to support new and greener mobility choices. The overall aim of CycleRAP is to reduce the risk of road crashes for bicyclists and those using other types of light mobility vehicles. Bicycles and light mobility vehicles do not have the same in-built protection large vehicles have. Therefore, safe infrastructure is critical.

Monitoring, managing and addressing safety on facilities used by bicyclists and light mobility vehicles is a challenge, even for those with the most advanced bicycling networks. Specifications and manuals for road engineering and design for bicycling infrastructure, assessment tools such as road safety audit, and road asset management practices often neglect or ignore safe bicyclist infrastructure. CycleRAP aims to help fill this gap by providing a way to objectively measure and benchmark safety.

Who can benefit from CycleRAP?

CycleRAP is designed to support transport authorities or other organisation​s involved in addressing or advocating for safer facilities for bicyclists and users of other light mobility vehicles.

Specific uses could be:

  • Addressing explicit or general safety concerns for bicyclists and light mobility users
  • Evaluating existing network’s capacity to cater for rapidly increasing demand or increase in new vehicle types
  • Prioritise funding and investment into bicycling and light mobility infrastructure
  • Assist cities formalising rapid response measures for bicyclists during COVID19.

The CycleRAP model and data is expected to be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders, including:

Transport and urban planners Bike share and micro mobility sharing service providers Bicycle courier and food delivery companies School communities
Policy makers and advocates for the environment, climate change and sustainability Health services and insurance providers Infrastructure and transport investors Mapping and navigation providers

How can I use CycleRAP?

If you would like to know more about using the CycleRAP model, contact iRAP or one of our Trusted Suppliers.

Where CycleRAP is used

The CycleRAP model is owned and managed by iRAP. Its development and ongoing governance is guided by the CycleRAP Advisory Group. CycleRAP has benefitted from the generous support of the CycleRAP partners: ANWB, Fundacion Mapfre, UCI and PTV Group.

CycleRAP Advisory Group

A CycleRAP Advisory Group has been established to help guide the development of the CycleRAP model to ensure it can effectively underpin potential CycleRAP tools and applications and ultimately meet end user needs.

Membership is by invite only and aims to represent a range of skills, experience and expertise from across the world, including:

  • Cycling safety experts and researchers
  • iRAP-affiliated experts (such as Centres of Excellence and suppliers)
  • Other organisations involved in road safety
  • Potential CycleRAP suppliers.

The job of the Advisory Group is to:

  • Peer review reports, model development and model documentation
  • Attend update meetings and workshops to work through issues
  • Inform the design of model outputs (e.g. risk scoring and safety treatment recommendations)
  • Provide feedback on potential uses, pilot study opportunities and market analysis
  • Review results from trials and pilot studies.

The CycleRAP Advisory Group members, all of whom generously volunteered their time and effort to the CycleRAP project, are:

Name Organisation
Aleksander Buczyński ECF
An Volckaert BRRC (Belgium)
Christoph Vollath RACC (Spain)
Gert Jan Wijlhuizen SWOV (The Netherlands)
Niek Prins RHDHV
Peter Morsink RHDHV
Magnus Larsson VTI (Sweden)
Katja Kircher VTI (Sweden)
Soufiane Boufous UNSW (Australia)
Ben Beck Monash University (Australia)
Kasem Choocharukul Chula University (Thailand)
Alvin Poi Wai Hoong MIROS (Malaysia)
Leonid Ljubotina FPZ (Croatia)
Ramon Kienhuis Iv-Infra
Roxy Tacq Urban Mobility & Road Safety Expert
Max McCardel Safe System Solutions (Australia)
Pedro Homem de Gouveia POLIS
Johan Diepens Mobycon
Marc Figuls Factual Consulting
Agnieszka Krasnolucka FIA Foundation
Jolan Hulscher Cyclomedia
Bas Brouwer Cyclomedia
Gernot Sauter 3M
Nathaly M. Torregroza Vargas Secretary of Mobility – Bogotá (Colombia)

Pilot projects

The CycleRAP model is being piloted as part of the Interreg SABRINA project to deliver safer bicycle routes across nine Danube area countries. To find out more, visit www.interreg-danube.eu/sabrina


Assessment of Via di Porta Cavalleggeri 
CycleRAP helped Rome municipality measure quantitatively and objectively how cyclist safety has changed after implementing cyclist facilities. If you’d like to see more about the Project, you can access the press article .


CycleRAP Pilot Project – Spain and from South to North America
The CycleRAP assessment will showcase the best practices of cycling infrastructure in 5 cities: Barcelona, Bogotá, Fayetteville, Madrid and São Paulo. Project end date: October 2023.

A new suite of CycleRAP case studies will be launched soon!

This page contains links to the user guides and factsheets for using the CycleRAP model and understanding how it works.

The CycleRAP demonstrator tool is available to help those interested in the model understand how it works. More information on the model and how to use it is provided in the CycleRAP User Guide and Methodology Factsheet.

If you are interested in using CycleRAP, please contact iRAP or one of the trusted CycleRAP suppliers.

The CycleRAP model, its testbed and its content are legally protected by copyright, trademarks, design rights and/or other relevant proprietary rights within the UK, the European Union and other countries. You must not copy or reverse engineer the CycleRAP model, the demonstrator tool or its content in any way.

CycleRAP Trusted Suppliers

Similar to iRAP’s other tools and models, CycleRAP requires specialist skills and knowledge.  iRAP is creating a network of Trusted Suppliers, all of which have excellent knowledge, capability and tools for using the CycleRAP model to meet the individual needs of municipalities around the world.

Contact the CycleRAP Trusted Suppliers directly for more information on their services, where they work and languages.

OrganisationContact details
International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)

Julio Urzua
Strategic Projects Director

FRED Engineering

Antonino Tripodi
Technical Director


Leonid Ljubotina
Expert associate


Marc Figuls
Managing Partner

Interested in becoming a CycleRAP Trusted Supplier? Contact us



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For more information

Please contact:
Monica Olyslagers
Global Innovation Manager and Cities Specialist

CycleRAP Partners

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