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Impact of Cyclist Facility Availability at Work on the Number of Bike Commuters

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 844)

Abstract

The article describes the results of research designed to establish whether cycle provision can influence the number of employees commuting by bike. To that end, employee surveys were conducted in three IT companies in 2012 and 2016. The questionnaire asked about travel behaviour and what the staff thought about their company’s provision of cyclist facilities. Since 2012 each of the companies has moved its head office and the facilities for cyclists have improved. The studies from 2012 indicated a greater impact of an unseen level of organizational culture than that of artifacts such as facilities for cyclists at the company or its location relative to the system of city cycle paths. Results from 2016 indicate that when significant changes are made on the artifacts level the influence on the number of cyclists can be noticeable.

Keywords

Cycling commuter Modal split Organizational culture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Highway and Transportation EngineeringGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland

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