BIKE Study

Bicycling Injuries in the Kids and the Environment

Study Summary

The Bicycling Injuries in the Kids and the Environment (BIKE) study is a national study led by Dr. Brent Hagel (University of Calgary) which is looking at the determinants of bicycling injuries in children and adolescents. Every year in Canada, bicycling results in 20 deaths 1,800 hospital admissions and 4% of all Emergency Department (ED) visits for those under 15 years old. The Pediatric Emergency Research Team (PERT) is currently identifying child and adolescent bicyclists who present to the Alberta Children's Hospital ED. The members of the BIKE team then collect data and conduct location audits to identify site characteristics associated with injury. The results of this work will inform urban planning policies to make bicycling safer for children.

Objectives

  1. To determine the characteristics surrounding child bicyclist injuries and their built environment features
  2. To determine what built environment features are associated with child bicyclist injury risk in Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto
  3. To explore child bicyclist’s perspectives on bicycling injury risk and the built environment

Principal Study Investigator: Dr. Brent Hagel

Leading Institution: University of Calgary

PERT Site Investigator: Dr. Antonia Stang

PERT Site Research Coordinator: Ashley Jones

Study Team: Janet Aucoin, Dr. Meghan Winters, Dr. Andrew Howard, Dr. Kay Teschke, Tate HubkaRao, Tona Pitt, Moreno Zanotto, Rebecca Ling, Dr. Gavin McCormack, Dr. Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Dr. Suzanne Beno, Dr. Quynh Doan, Dr. Stephen Freedman