Transition to a cyclable city: policies and variables affecting cycling commuting

Muñoz López, Begoña and López Suárez, Elena and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2014). Transition to a cyclable city: policies and variables affecting cycling commuting. In: "XVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM 2014)", 11/06/2014 - 13/06/2014, Santander, España. pp. 1-16.

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Title: Transition to a cyclable city: policies and variables affecting cycling commuting
Author/s:
  • Muñoz López, Begoña
  • López Suárez, Elena
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: XVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM 2014)
Event Dates: 11/06/2014 - 13/06/2014
Event Location: Santander, España
Title of Book: Transition to a cyclable city: policies and variables affecting cycling commuting
Date: June 2014
Subjects:
Faculty: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The growing interest in achieving the objectives of cycling policies has increased the need to know the key variables that influence the use of the bicycle for daily mobility. This paper makes a contribution in this research line by examining a varying nature of variables – objective and psychological - and their influence on cycling commuting in the context of a “climber cycling city”: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). Statistical differences of the variables were determined between cycling commuters and commuters by other modes. The objective variables analyzed allowed us to identify the cycling commuting profile in Vitoria-Gasteiz, but showed a small effect on cycling commuting. However, analyses on seven cycling psychological variables identified and defined, showed a higher influence, especially “Individual capacities” and “Non-commuting cycling habit”. Their results allowed recommending a wide et of policy initiatives. These policy recommendations were made considering that Vitoria-Gasteiz is a “city in transition” towards cycling: a high level of cycling share for the Spanish contex t and the safety issue not being the main barrier for cycling. However the psychological latent variable “Non-commuting cycling habit” indicates that normalization of the bicycle as a mode of transport needs more progress.

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Item ID: 31191
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/31191/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:31191
Official URL: http://www.panam2014.unican.es/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=562&func=fileinfo&id=206&lang=es
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Apr 2015 11:34
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 11:34
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