Do residents of Victoria support and will they use the AAA Cycling Network over other types of cycling infrastructure? More data is needed to fully understand intention to use varies across groups.
Tobin M, Fischer J, Laberee K, Kestens Y, Winters M, Fuller D. Support and use of protected bicycle facilities: Baseline results from INTERACT Victoria. Oral presentation at: Canadian Public Health Association Conference; April 2019; Ottawa, ON.
Support and potential use of the All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network: Baseline results from INTERACT Victoria
AND ACTION IN CITIES TEAM
Support and potential use of the All Ages and Abilities Cycling Network:
Baseline results from INTERACT Victoria.
M. Tobin1, K. Laberee2, J. Fischer2, Y. Kestens3, M. Winters2, D. Fuller1
1 Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 2 Simon Fraser University, Canada, 3 Université de Montréal, Canada
5 INTERACT’s goal is
urban form changes
Majority of Canadians do not meet physical
The health benefits of active transportation
outweigh the risks in health impact models.2
VICTORIA – All Ages and Abilities
(AAA) Cycling Network
5.4 km network of separated
cycling infrastructure in Victoria.3
Baseline analysis: 1.2km Pandora
Ave protected bike lane.
Photo by Elise Gatti
Do residents of Victoria support and will they use the
AAA Cycling Network over other types of cycling
Victoria residents will support and use
the All Ages and Abilities Cycling
Participants: 281 participants who cycle at
least once a month did an online survey.
Data Collection Period: Data collection from
May 19, 2017 to November 30, 2017.
Analysis: Descriptive statistics and logistic
regression comparing sociodemographic
1. Public Health Agency of Canada. How Healthy Are
Canadians?: A Trend Analysis of the Health of Canadians
from a Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Perspective.;
2. Mueller, N., Rojas-Rueda, D., Cole-Hunter, T., de Nazelle,
A., Dons, E., Gerike, R., … Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (2015).
Health impact assessment of active transportation: A
systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 76, 103–114.
3. City of Victoria. Cycling.
Mean age = 44.9 years (SD = 13.6)
Participants were Caucasian (86%), married
(71%), reported very good or excellent
health (73%) and had incomes greater than
$50,000 per year (76%).
No differences between age, gender, ethnicity, income, health
status and martial status, on participants intention to cycle
more on the AAA network.
Photo by Karen Laberee
The AAA Network will promote cycling in
the City of Victoria.
Future studies will analyze qualitative
interviews, GPS, and accelerometer data from
participants. We will analyze changes over time
with data collected in 2019 and 2021.
Do you think the AAA Network is a
good or bad idea for Victoria?
Will you be likely to cycle more in the
future once the AAA Network is built?