Some of you will remember taking part in a research project led by Dr Seraphim Alvanides and Godwin Yeboah from Northumbria University. Everyday cyclists were equipped with GPS and their local trips over a week were tracked, mapped and analysed. Preliminary results are now available and have been presented at the Royal Geographical Society international conference in Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012. According to the researchers, the current “designated” cycling routes as shown on maps and sign-posted on the roads do not all make “cycling” sense… And “Road engineers do not pay enough attention to the needs of cyclists”.
For an abstract of the presentation go to http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/6A596F54-5509-421D-A596-691F8607599B/0/120705AlvanidesCycling.pdf
And for the full presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYtmKZ290u8&feature=youtu.be