Special Issue "Non-Motorized Road Users Safety"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: traffic; transport; mobility; road safety; human factors; road users; public health; risk assessment; decision making
Interests: transportation; applied psychology; professional driving; non-motorized transportation; psychosocial risk factors; stress; fatigue; risky behaviors; transport policy
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During recent years, non-motorized transportation has become increasingly “fashionable” and utilized, and there is great promotion of this mode of transport by governments and other organizations, among others, due to the benefits for public health and environmental sustainability. We can note how, especially in urban territories, alternative transport means allowing road users to combine both traveling and non-intensive physical activity with everyday tasks, such as commuting. Therefore, offering active means of transportation, such as cycling and walking, has systematically acquired higher relevance for public policy, considering that it is, overall, accessible for the population and entails a series of key benefits for both the transport and health of road users. However, non-motorized transport may imply a wide series of risks and hazardous scenarios for its users, leading to an increase in traffic accidents involving these modes of transport, as has been shown by various epidemiological studies in various worldwide locations. Consequently, this topic should be studied further and documented, in order to develop measures and strategies for guaranteeing the safety and welfare of non-motorized road users, which must be included to a greater extent in the mobility and road safety plans developed by authorities.
For this Special Issue, we are inviting authors from all over the world and in all disciplines to submit their papers (original research manuscripts, literature reviews, empirical studies, epidemiology studies, reports on the monitoring and evaluation of plans and interventions, protocols, and case studies) on issues related to improving the road safety for non-motorized modes of transport. Please note that submissions must adhere to the journal guidelines, which may be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/safety/instructions. For more information, please review the keywords and/or contact Prof. Dr. Francisco Alonso (Guest Editor; [email protected]).
Prof. Dr. Francisco Alonso
Dr. Sergio A. Useche
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Safety is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- non-motorized road users
- alternative transportation
- transportation trends and problems
- safe transportation