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Thomas & Ezra | Bikeability Workshop December 2010


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  • 1. WP1: Cycling behaviour and its preconditions Thomas Sick Nielsen Trine Agervig Carstensen Ezra Goldman Why do people cycle and how do motivations and lifestyles interact with urban form and design? Main questions and methodological considerations.
  • 2. Agenda
    • Main questions
    • Theoretical underpinnings
    • Methodology
  • 3. Main questions of WP1:
    • What determines cycling?
    • What is the role of attitudes, lifestyles, opportunities and constraints?
    • What is the role of the cycle in mobility behaviours/mobility styles?
    • How is cycling practices formed and transformed?
    • What is the link between cycling and lifestyle choices such as place of residence and car ownership?
  • 4. Human activity patterns and time geography
  • 5. Theory of planned behaviour
  • 6. Applications to mode choice
  • 7. Social space distinquishing groups/practices
  • 8. Behaviour/spatial practice based classification
  • 9. Resources Health/ability Knowledge Experience Social world Attitudes Perception Values Physical world Opportunities Flexibility Habits Lifestyle Mobilitystyle
  • 10. Methdologies
    • Quantitative:
    • Analysis of cycling based on National travel data
    • Analysis of cycling and mobility based on a tailormade survey.
    • Qualitative:
    • Interviews with selected respondents – including interviews on the background of GPS registrations of cycling behaviour and interviews of persons in ’life phase’ transition from young to adults where cycling tend to decrease.
  • 11. How can we generally assess the character of the urban environment and its conduciveness to cycling?
    • Within zones:
    • Population density, job density
    • Structure of the road network and characteristics of traffic environment
    • Path networks (proxy – poor data)
    • Age of buildings
    • Retail density
    • Between zones:
    • Accessibility to population, jobs, retail – distance weighted and possibly effort/discomfort weighted (mainly slope).
  • 12. Subject areas for tailormade questionnaire:
    • Cycling and transportation indicators
    • Health indicators
    • Background data
    • Activity pattern and Life style markers
    • Mobility and transportation
    • Residential choice
    • Attitudes towards cycling
    • Perceived benefits of cycling
    • Perceived obstacles/options towards own cycling
    • ’ Transportation experiences’
    • Perception of cycling measures/policy
    • Cycling and car use in the social network
  • 13. Issues for elaboration in qualitative research
    • “ It’s too far”: Speed/distance (convenience/flexibility)
    • “ It’s too dangerous”: Safety/ security (congestion)
    • “ It’s not ‘me’”: Identity/status (lifestyle)
    • “ It’s too hilly/hot/cold/wet/windy”: Weather/topography
    • New cycling habits and life phase / life style choices
  • 14.