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Usage, socialisation et apprentissage du vélo chez les enfants : une revue narrative de la littérature

Abstract : For 50 years, the increase of parental controls and car use have reduced children’s cycling, which is known to be beneficial for health and the environment. In France, the “Loi d’Orientation des Mobilités” aims to increase cycling among children and to implement learning to cycle at school. In this context, we want to better understand children’s cycling mobility. Through a narrative review of the literature, we investigate the psychosocial determinants of children’s practices, behaviors and risk-taking when riding a bicycle. We also present an overview of educational cycling programs that aim to improve children’s technical and non-technical skills in order to increase their mobility and reduce bicycle accidents. This work emphasizes that educational programs must be organized over time in order to develop children’s willingness to ride a bicycle, that they must combine knowledge and experiences in order to consolidate their skills, and that they must involve parents in order to increase exemplarity. This work also shows the lack of studies on the skills required to ride in road traffic (e.g.: “turning left”, care about the blind spot). More studies must be conducted and taken into account by public policies.
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Bérengère Rubio, Eve Legrand, Julien Cestac, Jean-Pascal Assailly. Usage, socialisation et apprentissage du vélo chez les enfants : une revue narrative de la littérature. RTS - Recherche Transports Sécurité, IFSTTAR, 2021, Enjeux de sécurité chez les piétons et les cyclistes, 2021, pp.17. ⟨10.25578/RTS_ISSN1951-6614_2021-07⟩. ⟨hal-03200544⟩



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