2011 ACCS BikeArlington Study Highlights

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2011 ACCS BikeArlington Study Highlights

  1. 1. Key HighlightsACCS 2011 BikeArlington Study October 2011 Southeastern Institute of Research
  2. 2. Key Highlights – 2011 BikeArlington Table of ContentsFinding Page 1. Biking Behavior 1 2. Motivations 7 3. Commute Biking 10 4. Employer Assistance 14 5. Biking and the Metro 18 6. Safety Concerns 21 7. Sharrows and Biking 26 8. BikeArlington Awareness and Use 29 9. Satisfaction with BikeArlington and Services 33 10. Behavior Changes 38 2 Southeastern Institute of Research
  3. 3. Demographic ProfileDemographic TotalArlington resident 63%Employed full-time 88%Work in Arlington 35%Primary mode of transportation to work Drive alone 25% Bike 46%Mean Age 43Caucasian 80%Mean income $108KGender Male 64% Female 32% 3 Southeastern Institute of Research
  4. 4. 1Most respondents bike at least a couple times a week and frequently bike on multi-use trails. 4 Southeastern Institute of Research
  5. 5. More Than Eight in Ten Respondents Bike at Least a Couple of Times a Week Males are significantly Daily 42%more likely thanfemales to bike 83% daily. A couple of times a week 41% Once a week 6% At least once a month, but not weekly 7% Less than once a month 3% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q2. How often do you bike for any purpose? n = 868 5 Southeastern Institute of Research
  6. 6. Note: Values do not add to Nearly Three-Fourths Say They Bike on 100%. Respondents Multi-use Trails Most Often were able to choose more Mutli-use trails 73% 72% than one Clarendon 53% 27% response. Rosslyn 49% 47% Ballston 49% 37% Court House 42% 26% Virginia Square 29% 10% East Falls Church 27% 40% Shirlington 26% 24% Crystal City/National Airport 24% 28% North Arlington 23% 15% South Arlington 20% 10% Columbia Pike 18% 7% Pentagon/Pentagon City 16% 13% 16% Arlington Residents West Arlington 8% 9% Non Arlington Residents Other 13% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%Arlington = 564 Q6. In what Arlington area(s) or location(s) do you bike most often?Non-Arlington = 6 Southeastern Institute of Research 304
  7. 7. 2Motivations for biking vary, but exerciseand recreation make up a large number of biking trips. Millennials tend to bike to save money and as an efficient means of transportation. 7 Southeastern Institute of Research
  8. 8. Note: Values do not add to 100%. Exercise Is the Main Motivation for Biking Respondents were able to choose more than one response. Exercise 94% Enjoyment/Recreation 89% Younger and Health 80% lower incomerespondents are significantly Help the environment 64% more likely to say saving Save money 55% money is their motivation for Faster than driving 39% biking. No access to other transportation 4% Other 9% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q5. For those trips that you choose to bike, what is your motivation to bike? n = 868 8 Southeastern Institute of Research
  9. 9. Note: Values do Millennials Are More Likely to Bike to Save Money, not add to Get to Their Destination Faster and Because They 100%. Respondents Have No Access to Other Transportation were able to 93% choose more Exercise 93% 96% 96% than one response. 91% Enjoyment/Recreation 88% 90% 93% 77% Millennials Health 82% 81% 1983 or later 71% 64% Generation X Help the environment 64% 66% 1965-1982 54% 70% Baby Boomers Save money 57% 50% 1945 – 1964 36% 49% Silent/GI Faster than driving 43% 31% 1944 or earlier 21% Millennials 11% No access to other transportation 3% Generation X 3% 0% Baby Boomers 8% Other 10% Silent/GI 8% 4% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Millennials = 120 Gen X = 396 Q5. For those trips that you choose to bike, what is your motivation to bike?Baby Boomers = 297 Silent/GI = 28 9 Southeastern Institute of Research
  10. 10. 3Three-quarters of respondents report biking to work at least some of thetime. Mean travel time is 39 minutes and mean travel distance is eight miles. 10 Southeastern Institute of Research
  11. 11. Note: Question More Than Two-Thirds of Employed was only askedof those who are Respondents Bike to Work at Least currently employed. Once a Week Daily 35% A couple times a week 27% 68% Once a week 6% At least once a month, but not weekly 8% Less than once a month 7% Never 17% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q10. How often do you bike to work? n = 803 11 Southeastern Institute of Research
  12. 12. Baby Boomers and Over Half of Respondents Bike Seven or RespondentsWho Make Over More Miles One Way to Work$120,000 a Year The Mean Distance for Biking to Work Is Eight MilesAre More Likely to Bike MoreThan 10 Miles to Work Less than 1 mile 1%Respondents do 1 to 3 miles 20% not vary the distance theytravel based ontheir motivation 4 to 6 miles 28% for biking. 7 to 9 miles 23% 51% 10 or more miles 28% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q11. How long is your typical one way bike to for from work? n = 665 12 Southeastern Institute of Research
  13. 13. Half of Respondents Travel Between 21 and 45 Minutes by Bike to Get to Work The Mean Travel Time Is 39 Minutes Less than 10 minutes 8% 11-20 minutes 17% 21-30 minutes 21% 50% 31-45 minutes 29% 46-60 minutes 14% Over an hour 10% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q12. How much time does the biking part of your entire commute take?n = 668 13 Southeastern Institute of Research
  14. 14. 4Nearly three-quarters of respondents report that their employer offersassistance, information or facilities to encourage biking to work. 14 Southeastern Institute of Research
  15. 15. Note: Graph Employers Most Often Provide Assistancerepresents the percentage of to Bikers in the Form of Showers and respondents who say this Protected Bike Racks service is currently Showers for use after biking to work 70% provided bytheir employer. Bike racks protected from the weather 66% Connection to bike lanes 54% Unsheltered bike racks 40% 50% Connection to bike trails 37% Enclosed bike lockers 30% Personal storage lockers for overnight 30% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q17. Following is a list of biking facilities that might be available at your workplace. In the first column, check all the facilities that are available. For those that are not available, please indicate if you would like to have the facility. n = 663 15 Southeastern Institute of Research
  16. 16. Note: Graph Of Respondents Who Do Not Have These Services atrepresents thepercentage of Work Currently, 87% Say They Would Like Showers respondents and 83% Would Like Connections to Bike Laneswho would like to have thefacility at their Showers for use after biking to work 87% workplace among those Connection to bikewho currently lanes 83%do not have it. Connection to bike trails 74% Bike racks protected from the weather 71% Personal storage lockers for overnight 60% Enclosed bike lockers 56% Unsheltered bike racks 15% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q17. Following is a list of biking facilities that might be available at your workplace. In the first column, check all the facilities that are available. For those that are not available, please indicate if you would like to have the facility. n = varies 16 Southeastern Institute of Research
  17. 17. Showers Have Influenced More Than Half of Those Who Currently Bike to Work to Make That Decision Showers for use after biking to work 56% Bike racks protected from the weather 34% Connection to bike lanes 28% Connection to bike trails 21% Enclosed bike lockers 18% Personal storage lockers for overnight 14% Unsheltered bike racks 3% None of the above 22% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q18. Which of these facilities influenced your decision to bike to work?n = 632 17 Southeastern Institute of Research
  18. 18. 5 About half of respondents would consider biking to a Metro Station andtaking the Metro to work. Respondents would be most likely to use bike trail/lane connections and bike racks protected from the weather. 18 Southeastern Institute of Research
  19. 19. Note: Distance away from the About Half of Respondents Would Metro did not affect Consider Biking to a Metro Station and respondentinterest in biking Taking the Metro to Work to the Metrostation and thentaking the Metro to work. 7% 47% 46% Yes No Dont know Q19. Would you consider riding your bike to a metro station, parking your bike, and riding the Metro to work? n = 666 19 Southeastern Institute of Research
  20. 20. Respondents Would Be Most Likely to Use Bike Trail and Bike Lane Connections at a Metro Station Connection to bike trails 15% 72% 87% Connection to bike lanes 16% 67% 83% Bike racks protected from the weather 16% 58% 74% Enclosed bike lockers 19% 27% 46% Unsheltered bike racks 17% 22% 39% Showers for use after biking to work 12% 20% 32% Personal storage lockers for overnight use 13% 17% 30% 4 5 -Definitely would use 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q20. Which of the following facilities would you use at a Metro station?n = 517 20 Southeastern Institute of Research
  21. 21. 6The largest safety concern for cyclistsis sharing the way with vehicles, bothday and night. Women are more likelythan men to feel unsafe at all times of day and from all types of dangerous situations. 21 Southeastern Institute of Research
  22. 22. Respondents Generally Feel Safe Biking in the Day The Most Concern About Safety in the Day Is Sharing the Way with Vehicles Sharing the way with vehicles Safe 39% 50% Unsafe Navigating hazards 15% 70% Crime 3% 91% -100% -80% -60% -40% -20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q7. How safe you feel in regards to each of the following when you bike during the day?n = 868 22 Southeastern Institute of Research
  23. 23. Women are Significantly More Likely to Feel Unsafe than Men Note: During the Day At Night Percentagesindicate thosereporting they Sharing the way with 47% Sharing the way with 60% feel unsafe. vehicles vehicles 33% 47% 21% 46% Navigating Hazards Navigating Hazards 12% 28% 2% 29% Crime Crime 5% 9% Women Men 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q7. How safe you feel in regards to each of the following when you bike during the day? n = 868 23 Southeastern Institute of Research
  24. 24. Concerns About Safety Intensify Slightly When Biking at Night Sharing the way with vehicles Safe 56% 30% Unsafe Navigating hazards 36% 43% Crime 17% 64% -100% -80% -60% -40% -20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q8. How safe do you feel in regard to each of the following when you bike during the evening or at night?n = 868 24 Southeastern Institute of Research
  25. 25. Note: Values do More than Half Say Encounters with not add to 100%. Aggressive or Inattentive Drivers are a Respondents were able to Safety Issue when Biking choose more than one response. Aggressive or inattentive drivers 55% Pedestrians and other trail users 30% Road/trail conditions 27% Limited bike lanes 12% Traffic/bad intersections 12% Buses or cars in bike lanes 10% Car doors 9% Other 10% Nothing in particular 3% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q9. What safety issues, if any, do you encounter when biking? n = 751 25 Southeastern Institute of Research
  26. 26. 7 Three-fourths of bikers havenoticed sharrows, but fewer are certain of an increase in safety for bikers due to the sharrows. 26 Southeastern Institute of Research
  27. 27. About Three-Fourths Have Noticed the Sharrows in Arlington 6% 18% Yes No 76% Dont know Q31. Have you noticed any sharrows in Arlington?n = 868 27 Southeastern Institute of Research
  28. 28. Four in Ten Say Sharrows Make Streets Safer for Bicyclists 5-Very much 10% 41% 4 31% 3 30% 2 22% 1-Not at all 7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q32. To what extent are sharrows making the streets safer for bicyclists?n = 663 28 Southeastern Institute of Research
  29. 29. 8 More than three-quarters areaware of BikeArlington and slightlymore than a third of those consider themselves familiar with it. 29 Southeastern Institute of Research
  30. 30. Note: Graphrepresents the More Than Three-Quarters Are Awarepercentage of respondents of BikeArlington who “haveused” servicesand who “have Capital BikeShare 91% not used services, but are aware” to BikeArlington 77% demonstrate awareness. Washington Area Bike Forum 53% BikeArlington Twitter Feed 26% E-Newsletter 25% E-blast 12% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q23. Following is a list of transportation organizations and services available in Arlington. n = 868 30 Southeastern Institute of Research
  31. 31. Note: Data And of Those Who Are Aware ofrepresents the level of BikeArlington, More Than One-Third Are familiarity among those Familiar with Itwho are aware ofBikeArlington. 5-Very familiar 13% 37% 4 24% 3 30% 2 26% 1-Not at all familiar 9% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q24. How familiar are you with BikeArlington? n = 671 31 Southeastern Institute of Research
  32. 32. Note: Graphrepresents the Seven in Ten of Those Who have Heard ofpercentage of respondents BikeArlington, have Used its Serviceswho have used services Metro/WMATA 89% among those BikeArlington 70% who have Washington Area Bike Forum 52% heard of the The Commuter Store 48% services. CommuterPage.com 46% Arlington Transit (ART) 45% E-Newsletter 43% Commuter Connections 36% Arlington County Commuter… 35% WalkArlington 34% E-blast 29% BikeArlington Twitter Feed 29% CommuterDirect.com 28% Arlingtons Car Free Diet 25% Car Free Diet YouTube Channel 24% Capital BikeShare 21% Virginia Railway Express 9% TeleworkVA! 7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q23. Following is a list of transportation organizations and services available in Arlington. n = 868 32 Southeastern Institute of Research
  33. 33. 9 Overall satisfaction withBikeArlington is high. Respondents are likely to use and recommend BikeArlington services. 33 Southeastern Institute of Research
  34. 34. Nearly Eight in Ten are Satisfied with BikeArlington Services 31% 79% 5-Very satisfied 4 48% 3 15% 2 1% 1-Not at all satified 0% Dont know 5% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q34. How satisfied have you been overall with the services that you have used from BikeArlington?n = 463 34 Southeastern Institute of Research
  35. 35. Note: Respondents Respondents Are Most Satisfied with Bike towere only asked to rate the Work Day, Bike Maps, and Bike Lanes and Trails services they have used. Bike to work day 27% 61% 88% Note: Services and resources Bike Maps 40% 46% 86%with an “n” less than 30 are Bike lanes and trails 45% 36% 81%excluded due to Confident City Cycling classes 33% 47% 80% small sample size. Capital Bikeshare 31% 48% 79% Bike DC, Washington and Arlington Community Bike Ride 32% 43% 75% BikeArlington.com website 42% 28% 70% Safe Bicycling in the Washington Area booklet 46% 23% 69% Public bike racks 37% 24% 61% Wayfindings signs 41% 19% 60% 4 5-Very Satisfied 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q30. Based on your experience, how satisfied are you with each of the following BikeArlington services and resources? n = varies 35 Southeastern Institute of Research by service
  36. 36. Note: Data Nearly Eight in Ten of Those Who Have Used represents thelikelihood to use BikeArlington are Likely to Continue to Use its Services BikeArlington About Half of those who Have Not Used services among those who are BikeArlington Services Are Likely to Start aware of BikeArlington. 5-Very likely 46% 79% 23% 4 33% 24% 3 16% 25% 2 1% 11% 1-Not at all likely 0% 2% Have used BikeArlington Dont know 4% Have NOT used 15% BikeArlington 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q35. How likely are you to use the services of BikeArlington? n = 666 36 Southeastern Institute of Research
  37. 37. Note: This question was More Than Half of Those Who Use asked only ofthose who are BikeArlington Have Already Recommended aware ofBikeArlington. BikeArlington Services to Someone 54% Yes 27% 40% No 64% 6% Have Used Dont know BikeArlington 9% Have NOT Used BikeArlington 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q37. Have you ever recommended BikeArlington services to someone? n = 666 37 Southeastern Institute of Research
  38. 38. 10 Nearly half of those whouse BikeArlington services reportmaking a change in their bikingbehavior since beginning to use BikeArlington services. 38 Southeastern Institute of Research
  39. 39. Note: This question was asked only of Nearly Half Made a Change to Their Bikingthose who have Behavior Since Using BikeArlington Services used BikeArlington services. Ride my bike more often for non-work trips 25% 47% of respondents Ride my bike more often for at least some portion of trip to work 24% report making at least one of Started riding my bike for non-work trips 16% these changes Started riding my bike for at least some to their biking portion of trip to work 14% behavior. Dont know 7% I have not used BikeArlington services 2% No, I did not make any of these changes 44% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q38. Since you first started using BikeArlington services, have you made any of the following changes in your biking behavior? n = 463 39 Southeastern Institute of Research

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