Bicyclist and Motorist Environments: Exploring Interlocking Behavioral Contingencies

Joseph Charles Dagen, Mark P Alavosius


This paper argues that collisions between bicyclists and motorists are the result of faulty interlocking contingencies. This theoretical assertion suggests the need for dedicated evaluation methods, tools, and data systems sensitive to relevant behavioral variables operating at multiple analytical levels. Suggestions are made for creating and aligning a research agenda tailored to bicyclist safety in the context of these interlocking contingencies.


pedestrian safety, cultural change, interlocking behavioral contingencies

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