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Factors influencing bicycle use: a binary choice model with panel data
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Cycling has been commonly neglected in urban transport planning. In the same fashion, there is a shortage of available data on cycling mobility, especially in countries with low rates of bicycle share. Nevertheless, a modal shift towards soft modes such as cycling appears to be one of the keys for progressing towards a sustainable urban mobility paradigm. Understanding the factors that influence bicycle choice is necessary for implementing efficient probike transport policies. This research identifies the main factors affecting bicycle choice for commuting. It analyses an ad-hoc panel survey conducted in Vitoria-Gasteiz, a medium-sized city in northern Spain where cycle rate has rocketed in few years. Data from commuters, either workers or students, were collected in 2012, 2013 and 2014. An unbalanced binary panel model includes both objective ? such as gender, age, occupation, car availability, or trip distance ? and subjective variables ? as attitudinal beliefs towards cycling?. The research confirms the importance of individual¿s perceptions on cycling for understanding their modal choice and identifies main factors related to higher bicycle use likelihood.
International
Si
Congress
20th EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting, EWGT 2017
960
Place
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2352-1465
10.1016/j.trpro.2017.12.097
Start Date
04/09/2017
End Date
06/09/2017
From page
253
To page
260
EWGT 2017: 20th Euro Working Group on Transportation Meeting. EURO. The Association of European Operational Research Societies.
Participants
  • Autor: Ana Barberán
  • Autor: Joao Abreu
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
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