ELEVATING SEATTLE’S UNDERSTANDING OF SAFETY PERCEPTION & CYCLE TRACKS

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It has been proven that cycle tracks are the safest form of bike infrastructure in terms of car-bike collisions, however this study explores how different buffers in cycle tracks rank in terms of safety perception. Safety perception is measured by an online survey that asks respondents to rank how comfortable they would be using various cycle tracks on a scale from “Very Uncomfortable” to “Very Comfortable”. The eventual goal of the survey is to produce a ranking of buffers in order to create a recommendation for the City of Seattle to implement more of these types of cycle tracks, as there is a correlation between higher safety perception and increased comfort with ridership.