Comparing Safety Related Behavior Between Bicycles and Electric Bikes

The work was partly funded by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the Southeastern Transportation Center. As suggested by the title of this study develops a novel approach to safety behaviors analysis using naturalistic GPS data to evaluate the safety of regular bicycle and e-bike riders in the context of a unique bike-sharing system. The study explored the users’ driving direction, speed, and stopping behaviors and found a similar behavioral trend between the bicycle and e-bike riders. Similarly, the study also found that the users of both the technology had high violation rates of traffic control devices and suggests for some interventions to improve compliance.

Comparing safety behavior from conventional bicycle riders and electric bike riders
Comparing physical activity of pedal-assist electric bikes with walking and conventional bicycles