Making Bicycling Comfortable: Identifying Minimum Infrastructure Needs by Population Segment Using a Video Survey

Understanding what environments are comfortable for bicyclists is essential for increasing bicycling, particularly for non-experienced riders. In this study, the researchers will use surveys to collect people’s qualitative perceptions about bicycling environments in order to analyze bicycling comfort and its relationship with socio-demographics, bicycling attitudes, and bicycling behavior. The researchers will use an existing survey of students, faculty, and staff at UC Davis who rated video clips of bicycling environments based on their perceived comfort. These results will help show the infrastructure minimums needed for most people to bicycle comfortably. In addition, the researchers expect to identify groups of people (types of bicyclists) by their comfort needs. This research will inform policy decisions pertaining to road design, bicycle planning, and investment needs for bicycling to become a mainstream travel mode in US cities and to improve mobility for disadvantaged populations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $94182
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 006

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Handy, Susan

    Fitch, Dillon

  • Start Date: 20181101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687868
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 006
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 6:21PM