An examination of cyclists' and non-cyclists' mode choice under a new cycle network

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dc.contributor.author Costello, Seosamh en
dc.contributor.author Chowdhury, S en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-04T00:51:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Road and Transport Research Journal 25(4):50-61 Dec 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 1037-5783 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33974 en
dc.description.abstract Globally, transportation planners and engineers are making changes to cities and policies to promote the use of active modes. This study examines cyclists’ and non-cyclists’ perceptions towards cycling due to a new cycle network. Auckland’s cycle network is currently undergoing a transformation; the government is heavily investing to promote cycling. Data from the Active Modes 2016 survey was analysed. The results show that 9% of the population is cycling more, and around 32% of cyclists rode more than the previous year. The proportion of female cyclists increased to 49%. The difference in perception between cyclists and non-cyclists is significant. The results indicate that cyclists have a positive attitude towards cycling; 50% of the cyclists felt joy when cycling. Non-cyclists have a strong negative perception of the network. They perceive the cycle network to be poor, with not enough lanes and paths that are separated from cars. Socially, the majority of the non-cyclists perceive that their friends and colleagues do not cycle and, possibly, do not feel socially obligated. For cyclists, 33% agree that their family encourages them to cycle, 27% agree that their friends admire and encourage them to cycle, and 27% agree that cycling improves their image among peers. Although the proportions are not high, they support the findings that cyclists have some form of communal support for their choice of mode. This study contributes towards an understanding of the effects that a large scale investment in a cycle network has on mode choice. en
dc.publisher A R R B Transport Research Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Road and Transport Research Journal en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title An examination of cyclists' and non-cyclists' mode choice under a new cycle network en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 50 en
pubs.volume 25 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: A R R B Transport Research Ltd. en
pubs.author-url http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=727168780082449;res=IELNZC en
pubs.end-page 61 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 610542 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-01-27 en


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