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Cycle safety 'Near Miss Project' scoops awards for University of Westminster Transport Lecturer

27 April 2015/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Active Travel & Travel Planning, Transport Planning


The award-winning 'Near Miss Project' led by Dr Rachel Aldred, Leader of the University of Westminster’s Transport Planning and Management MSc, is using over 1500 one-day cycling diaries to help make cycling safer. 

‘Near misses are important, both as an early warning signal to help prevent more serious incidents, and because of the impact they have on the cycling experience,’ says Dr Aldred. 

‘This is the first UK-wide study to look at how frequently near misses happen, their effects, and what could be done to reduce them. We’re finding near misses are very common, and can put people off cycling - but, according to cyclists, most could be prevented by infrastructure and/or behaviour change. Our study is helping put near misses on the policy agenda.’

Dr Aldred’s research, supported by Creative Exchange and Blaze, was named 'Cycling Initiative of the Year 2015' by Total Women's Cycling, with Dr Aldred also named one of 100 BikeBiz Women of the Year.

With 175 years’ of pioneering applied research, the University of Westminster’s research is at the forefront of exploring critical contemporary issues. The University’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment offers full and part-time courses in:

  • Transport Planning and Management MSc (CILT accredited)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (CILT accredited)
  • Air Transport Planning and Management MSc

  • Find out more about the University of Westminster’s Transport and Logistics courses.
    Find out more about the 'Near Miss Project'.
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