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Executive summary
Abstract
1 Introduction
1.1 Research aims
1.2 Report structure
2 Cycling and transport
2.1 Impacts of transport
2.2 Urban transport
2.3 Potential for cycling
2.4 Characteristics of people who cycle
3 Utilitarian cycling – motivations and barriers
3.1 Distance and mode choice
3.2 The effect of fuel costs on cycling
3.3 The physical safety of cycling
3.3.1 The safety of the physical environment
3.3.2 Segregation or integration
3.4 Fear of cycling
3.5 Cycling infrastructure
3.5.1 No specific provision for cyclists
3.5.2 Cycle lanes
3.5.3 Cycle paths
3.6 Policy options
3.6.1 ‘Hard policies’
3.6.2 ‘Soft’ campaigns
3.7 Conclusion
4 Research method
4.1 Questionnaires
4.1.1 Workplace travel surveys
4.1.2 Recreational cyclists’ questionnaire
4.1.3 Community questionnaire
4.2 Focus groups
5 Survey data
5.1 Questionnaire data
5.2 University of Canterbury questionnaire
5.2.1 General transport patterns
5.2.2 Quantifying latent demand
5.2.3 Distance
5.2.4 Barriers and motivations associated with cycling
5.3 Recreational cyclists’ questionnaire
5.3.1 General transport patterns
5.3.2 Qualifying latent demand
5.3.3 Barriers and motivations associated with cycling
5.4 Community questionnaire
5.4.1 Work and education
5.4.2 Community transport
5.5 Conclusion
6 Findings of the focus groups
6.1 General transport issues
6.1.1 Participants’ current mode of transport
6.1.2 Petrol
6.1.3 Environmental issues
6.1.4 Comparing walking and cycling
6.1.5 Buses
6.1.6 Priority of transport
6.2 Motivations and barriers
6.2.1 Bicycle parking
6.2.2 Work vehicles
6.2.3 Appropriate facilities at the destination
6.2.6 Clothing
6.2.7 Helmets
6.2.8 Time and organisation
6.2.9 Trip chaining
6.2.10 Night-time cycling
6.2.11 Confidence on a bicycle
6.2.12 Distance
6.2.13 Weather
6.2.14 Gender
6.2.15 Children
6.2.19 Recreational cyclists
6.3 Biggest issue
6.4 Encouraging cycling overall
6.5 Safety
6.6 Cycling infrastructure
6.6.1 Mid-block
6.6.2 Signalised intersections – straight-through manoeuvres
6.6.3 Traffic signals – right-turn manoeuvre
6.6.4 Roundabouts
6.6.5 Preferred infrastructure overall
6.7 Quality of the route compared to distance/time
6.8 Continuity
6.9 Two-way paths
7 Conclusions
8 Recommendations
9 References
Appendix A University of Canterbury Travel Survey 2008
Appendix B Focus group information
Appendix C Focus group topics
Appendix D Short questionnaire on infrastructure
Appendix E Types of cycling infrastructure shown to focus groups
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Assessment Of The Type Of Cycling Infrastructure Required To Attract New Cyclists

Assessment Of The Type Of Cycling Infrastructure Required To Attract New Cyclists

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This research, which was conducted from July 2008 to January 2010, investigated what type of cycling infrastructure (ie physical street facilities) would encourage ‘new cyclists’ to use cycling as their mode of transport for daily activities in New Zealand.
This research, which was conducted from July 2008 to January 2010, investigated what type of cycling infrastructure (ie physical street facilities) would encourage ‘new cyclists’ to use cycling as their mode of transport for daily activities in New Zealand.

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Published by: brenderdan on Apr 26, 2013
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