Evaluation of Bicyclist Perceptions of Current and Future Infrastructure for the Development of a Multimodal Transportation System
Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) Annual Conference
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The purpose of this study was to understand safety perceptions and barriers to bicycling through questionnaire, and to identify infrastructure preferences which would increase intermodal transportation rates. Perception of current infrastructure is unsafe, including bike-lane width, adherence to regulations, driver behaviors, and potential for collisions. Factors that would result in initiation or increase of bicycling were more separated lanes and better lighting. The least preferred infrastructure was a 5-foot lane; the most preferred was a painted 8-foot lane with buffer and posts. Regression-modeling showed those who do not travel by bicycle daily were less likely to prefer the current infrastructure compared to all options. When compared to those who use public transit very often, those using transit less frequently were more likely to choose wider or buffered lanes. If the goal is to increase intermodal transportation, actual and perceived barriers should be addressed.
Public Health | Transportation
de la Fuente, H.
Evaluation of Bicyclist Perceptions of Current and Future Infrastructure for the Development of a Multimodal Transportation System.
Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) Annual Conference, 2015