Identifying Clusters of Cycling Commuters and Travel Patterns: The Case of Quelimane, Mozambique

Joao Mendiate, Classio and Soria Lara, Julio Alberto and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2020). Identifying Clusters of Cycling Commuters and Travel Patterns: The Case of Quelimane, Mozambique. "International Journal of Sustainable Transportation", v. 14 (n. 9); pp. 710-721. ISSN 1556-8334. https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2020.1774947.

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Title: Identifying Clusters of Cycling Commuters and Travel Patterns: The Case of Quelimane, Mozambique
Author/s:
  • Joao Mendiate, Classio
  • Soria Lara, Julio Alberto
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Date: 5 June 2020
ISSN: 1556-8334
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Bicycle, Cluster, Commuting, Cycling-Use Variables, Quelimane City, Socio-Demographic Variables
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

Limited attention has been paid to the analysis of cycling in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa(SSA). However, understanding cycling and cycling patterns in SSA is crucial for implementing amore effective cycling-oriented policy. Using the city of Quelimane, Mozambique, as a case study,this paper aims to understand cycling mobility in SSA cities by identifying clusters of cycling com-muters and mapping their trip patterns. A survey was conducted to explore the socio-demo-graphic aspects of the population and commuter attitudes toward cycling. The underlying factorsstructuring the population sample were determined by means of factor analysis, and a clusteringprocess was applied. Cyclists’travel patterns were then recreated to assess the influence of roadquality on cycling. The results identified three clusters of cycling commuters: informal workerswith children, short-distance students, and occasional cyclists. The clusters were based on house-hold composition, employment status and cycling frequency to work/school. It was found thatover 40% of cycling trips took place within the city periphery and about 10% between the cityperiphery and suburban areas. Most people cycle to carry products to sell in local markets and asa bicycle-taxi. The study findings provided a clear understanding of commuter cyclists, and canserve as an empirical basis for developing more targeted policies to encourage cycling.

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Item ID: 63237
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/63237/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63237
DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2020.1774947
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15568318.2020.1774947
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Aug 2020 16:09
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2021 22:30
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