Theme B: User values

WP6: Analyses of cyclists' route choices and demands on the street environment

This study examines the role of environmental attributes (the design of streets and streetscapes) and how these influence cyclists' route choices and user satisfaction. The study consists of two parts. The first part analyses route choice data for commuter cyclists in Stockholm (using data previously collected by GIH). The second part of the study collects data on route choices and travel time, delays etc. using GPS equipment in two cities. One of these cities is anticipated to be located outside of Sweden. A scoping study will also be carried out in conjunction with the second part of the study looking into alternative methodologies for examining the relative importance of alternative street designs (i.e. what cyclists perceive to be the most important criteria for a good cycling environment).

Contact: Dr Pelle Envall

WP7: Factors affecting the modal choice of cycling, especially when it comes to 'new' cyclists

This study will improve our understanding of measures needed in order to increase cycling. The aim of the study is to develop a model that could be used to predict the choice of the cycling mode including potential differences between different groups of people. A questionnaire will be used to collect data from approximately 1000 respondents. The questionnaire will be directed at cyclists as well as non-cyclists and is designed in accordance with The theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen 1991) and The transtheoretical model (Prochaska et al. 1983).

Contact: Dr Sonja Forward, VTI

WP8: Synthesis: the most important environmental attributes of street environments for different user groups and the possibility to satisfy different user needs

The purpose of this WP is to build on the results of WP 6 and 7. The aim is to produce a 'priority list' for the environmental attributes that should be included in a new tool for cycle planning. The study will contribute mainly to WP 9 and 11.

Contact: Dr Anna Niska, VTI