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Transition to a cyclable city: latent variables affecting bicycle commuting
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Transporte
Datos
Descripción
An understanding of the key factors influencing bicycle commuting is essential for developing effective policies towards a cyclable city. This paper contributes to this line of research by proposing a methodology for including cycling-related indicators in mobility surveys based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), and applying an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to evaluate the structure of latent variables associated with bicycle commuting. The EFA identified six cycling latent variables: Lifestyle, Safety and comfort, Awareness, Direct disadvantages, Subjective norm, and Individual capabilities. These were complemented with a latent variable related to habit: Non-commuting cycling habit. Statistical differences and regression analysis were applied with the cycling latent variables. The study also includes the relationship between objective factors and bicycle commuting, which reveals minor associations. This methodology was applied to the 'starter cycling city' of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). The results confirm that in this context ?in transition to a cyclable city ? safety and comfort issues are not the main barriers for all commuters, although more progress needs to be made to normalise cycling. A set of customised policy initiatives is recommended in the light of the research findings, including marketing campaigns to encourage non-commuting cycling trips, bicycle measures to target social groups as opposed to individuals, bicycle-specific programs such as "Bike-to-work Days", and cycling courses.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
ISSN
0965-8564
Factor de impacto JCR
2,79
Información de impacto
Volumen
DOI
10.1016/j.tra.2015.10.006
Número de revista
84
Desde la página
4
Hasta la página
17
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SIN MES
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Participantes
  • Autor: Begoña Muñoz Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: Elena López Suárez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • 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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