Factors influencing bicycle use: a binary choice model with panel data

Barberán, Ana and Abreu e Silva, João de and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2017). Factors influencing bicycle use: a binary choice model with panel data. "Transportation Research Procedia", v. 27 ; pp. 253-260. ISSN 2352-1465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.12.097.

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Title: Factors influencing bicycle use: a binary choice model with panel data
Author/s:
  • Barberán, Ana
  • Abreu e Silva, João de
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Procedia
Date: 2017
ISSN: 2352-1465
Volume: 27
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Bicycle choice, panel survey, cycling promotion
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Cycling has been commonly neglected in urban transport planning. In the same fashion, there is a shortage of available data on cycling mobility, especially in countries with low rates of bicycle share. Nevertheless, a modal shift towards soft modes such as cycling appears to be one of the keys for progressing towards a sustainable urban mobility paradigm. Understanding the factors that influence bicycle choice is necessary for implementing efficient probike transport policies. This research identifies the main factors affecting bicycle choice for commuting. It analyses an ad-hoc panel survey conducted in Vitoria-Gasteiz, a medium-sized city in northern Spain where cycle rate has rocketed in few years. Data from commuters, either workers or students, were collected in 2012, 2013 and 2014. An unbalanced binary panel model includes both objective – such as gender, age, occupation, car availability, or trip distance – and subjective variables – as attitudinal beliefs towards cycling–. The research confirms the importance of individual´s perceptions on cycling for understanding their modal choice and identifies main factors related to higher bicycle use likelihood.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTRA2010-17035TRANSBICIMonzón de Cáceres, AndrésComportamiento y modelización de la demanda ciclista: transición hacia una ciudad ciclable.

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Item ID: 49080
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49080/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49080
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.12.097
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352146517309948
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Jan 2018 14:41
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 14:35
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