Identifying a Profile for Non-Traditional Cycle Commuters

A recent Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) commissioned Dan Jones survey revealed that 13% of Utahns commute by bicycle at least once per week. This data provides new evidence of the important of planning for cyclists as a major part of the transportation system. It also validates the idea that this is a larger segment of the population than just the usual "spandex" suspects and cycle advocates. However, little is known about these cyclists. Who are they, what are their origins and destinations, which routes are they utilizing for travel, and which routes would they like to be using but currently are not? Currently there is very little data on cycling as a transportation mode in Utah, and the existing data is mostly provided by advocacy groups. This research seeks to identify the key characteristics described above as well as others to create a profile for commuter cyclists. By identifying demographic characteristics of these commuter cyclists as well and identifying both their origins and destinations and current/preferred routes for cycling trips, UDOT can better accommodate cyclists in the transportation system.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  USA  84114-8380
    • Project Managers:

      Nichol, Kevin

    • Performing Organizations:

      Metro Analytics

      1435 East Hills Drive
      Bountiful, UT  USA  84010
    • Principal Investigators:

      Burbidge, Shaunna

    • Start Date: 20110901
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120701
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28950

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463323
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Metro Analytics
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:21PM