Perceptions of Comfort and Safety for Non-Motorized Road User Interactions in Vancouver

This study examines different perspectives on pedestrian and cyclist interactions on city streets in Vancouver. We will investigate systematic differences in the perceptions of interactions among stakeholders using semi-structured interviews and video review by community stakeholders, transportation professionals, and the general public. Different dimensions of interaction severity will be considered and contrasted, including yielding compliance, traveller comfort, and risk of injury. The goals of this research are to illuminate the severity of conflicts among non-motorized travellers, provide insights into how different groups of people may view the same interactions, and help the city develop strategies to deescalate conflicts among road users.