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Cycling Habits and Other Psychological Variables Affecting Commuting by Bicycle in Madrid, Spain
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías,
  • Transporte
Datos
Descripción
To develop effective cycling policies, decision makers and administrators should know the factors influencing the use of the bicycle for daily mobility. Traditional discrete choice models tend to be based on variables such as time and cost, which do not sufficiently explain the choice of the bicycle as a mode of transportation. Because psychological factors have been identified as particularly influential in the decision to commute by bicycle, this paper examines the perceptions of cycling factors and their influence on commuting by bicycle. Perceptions are measured by attitudes, other psychological variables, and habits. Statistical differences in the variables are established in relation to the choice of commuting mode and bicycle experience (commuter, sport?leisure, no use). Doing so enables the authors to identify the main barriers to commuting by bicycle and to make recommendations for cycling policies. Two underlying structures (factors) of the attitudinal variables are identified: direct benefits and long-term benefits. Three other factors are related to variables of difficulty: physical conditions, external facilities, and individual capacities. The effect of attitudes and other psychological variables on people?s decision to cycle to work?place of study is tested by using a logit model. In the case study of Madrid, Spain, the decision to cycle to work? place of study is heavily influenced by cycling habits (for noncommuting trips). Because bicycle commuting is not common, attitudes and other psychological variables play a less important role in the use of bikes.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD
ISSN
0361-1981
Factor de impacto JCR
0,442
Información de impacto
Volumen
DOI
10.3141/2382-01
Número de revista
2382
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Participantes
  • Autor: Begoña Muñoz Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: David Lois
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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