Session I: Components of a safe system for cycling

The session will focus on essential issues related to a safe system for cycling by presenting some major components of such a system. A starting point is the analysis of predicted injury development based on increased cycling in Sweden from a comparative perspective in relation to the sustainability goal for active mobility. Further, the session presents examples and ideas of how various traffic safety factors like infrastructure design, speed management and protective devices can mitigate and prevent accidents and severe injuries for cyclists.

The session is organised in close co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket).

The session is chaired by Rugerro Ceci, Safety Advisor at Swedish Transport Administration. Ruggero has long experience working in the government administration and is skilled in Ergonomics, Traffic Systems, Psychology, Road Safety, and Human Machine Interaction. He possess a PhD in Psychology from Stockholm University (Sweden). Ruggero is mainly involved in strategic work within road safety and the coordination of various preventive safety activities for vulnerable road users. He is active in national and international workgroups and research projects for road safety (e.g. World Road Association), focusing on Human Factor issues in road and vehicle safety.