Transportation

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 153–168

Motivators and deterrents of bicycling: comparing influences on decisions to ride

  • Meghan Winters
  • Gavin Davidson
  • Diana Kao
  • Kay Teschke
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11116-010-9284-y

Cite this article as:
Winters, M., Davidson, G., Kao, D. et al. Transportation (2011) 38: 153. doi:10.1007/s11116-010-9284-y

Abstract

In a survey of 1,402 current and potential cyclists in Metro Vancouver, 73 motivators and deterrents of cycling were evaluated. The top motivators, consistent among regular, frequent, occasional and potential cyclists, were: routes away from traffic noise and pollution; routes with beautiful scenery; and paths separated from traffic. In factor analysis, the 73 survey items were grouped into 15 factors. The following factors had the most influence on likelihood of cycling: safety; ease of cycling; weather conditions; route conditions; and interactions with motor vehicles. These results indicate the importance of the location and design of bicycle routes to promote cycling.

Keywords

Bicycle Survey Infrastructure Influence Non-motorized transport 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meghan Winters
    • 1
  • Gavin Davidson
    • 2
  • Diana Kao
    • 3
  • Kay Teschke
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Population and Public HealthUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority)BurnabyCanada
  3. 3.London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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