The Near Miss Project
The Near Miss Project studied cycling incidents that don’t result in injuries, but may profoundly influence people’s experiences and behaviours.
2 Commercial Partners
3 Academic Researchers
Cycling is currently a hotly debated political and policy issue, especially in relation to safety. While research has studied serious injuries and deaths, this project targets a more common, yet under-researched phenomenon: the ‘ordinary’ experience of near misses and other non-injury incidents (from incivilities and low-level harassment to SMIDSY: ‘sorry mate, I didn’t see you’).
This project researched, analysed and documented cycling near misses, to contribute to training drivers and transport professionals. It further enabled the cycling public to discuss experiences of near misses and related incidents, the effect that these have had, and their views about preventing such incidents.