Cycling is an efficient mode of transport in urban areas and should be supported through spatial prioritisation and inclusion to enable people to cycle in comfort and safety. Space-change projects however can be controversial as recent high profile cases have shown in New York (Sadik-Khan & Solomonow, 2016) or London (The Guardian, 2016) where road space was converted to exclusive cycle use. It is vital for decision makers to recognise the sensitivities surrounding space-change projects and public involvement. This project draws on the categorisations used in two existing transport segmentation studies (Anable, 2005; Dill & McNeil, 2013). We gather the data for this project by conducting an online survey (link below), which has collected circa 1,000 responses (December 2016). The survey data will be analysed for variations in the preferences of non-cyclists and cyclists, relating to the built environment and the social environment. The conclusion makes links to space-change projects and discusses implications for public engagement processes. The results should be of interest to decision makers, transport planning practitioners, and advocates for cycling.
(The abstract has been accepted for a conference paper + poster presentation)
Anable, J. (2005). ‘Complacent Car Addicts’ or ‘Aspiring Environmentalists’? Identifying travel behaviour segments using attitude theory. Transport Policy, 12(1), 65-78. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2004.11.004
Dill, J., & McNeil, N. (2013). Four types of cyclists? Transportation Research Record(2387), 129-138. doi:10.3141/2387-15
Sadik-Khan, J., & Solomonow, S. (2016). Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group.
The Guardian (2016). Segregated cycle superhighways set for go-ahead in London. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/04/segregated-cycle-lanes-london-tfl (accessed 9 December 2016).
Keywords: socio-ecological model, transport planning, policy
Acknowledgements: The authors wish to thank the local advocacy group newcycling.org for bringing their expertise and practical involvement in space-change processes to this project
International Cycling Conference 2017 in Mannheim, Germany