Evaluation + Monitoring
Women and Cycling Survey 2013 (Australia)
10th Apr 2013
The ‘Cycling and Women Survey’ is the third annual survey conducted by the Heart Foundation and The Cycling Promotion Fund. The 2013 survey builds on the previous two surveys, ‘Riding a bike for transport’ (2011) and ‘Active travel to school’ (2012).
Bicycling and Walking for Transportation in Three Brazilian Cities (South America)
20th Feb 2013
This research, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in February 2013, provides details on the patterns of walking and cycling for active commuting in Curitiba, Vitoria and Recife, three state capitals in Brazil. It also aims to provide insights into the personal and perceived environmental factors associated with active transport. This study is amongst the first to examine active commuting in a large population sample within a low to middle income country.
Uniquely satisfied: Exploring cyclist satisfaction (USA)
20th Feb 2013
This research report was published online in the journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour in February 2013. The study examines the effect of built environment characteristics, trip characteristics and season on cycling trip satisfaction. It groups respondents into “cyclist types” based on a cluster analysis of motivations for cycling and their alternate (winter) mode, and explores how these personal characteristics moderate the relationship between built environment, trip characteristics and expressed trip satisfaction.
Bicycling Choice and Gender Case Study: The Ohio State University (USA)
20th Feb 2013
This article, published in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation in 2012, concludes that women are less likely to feel safe on a bike than men — particularly in an area with lots of car traffic. The study looked at the on campus commute behavior of about 2,000 people, from faculty to undergrads. It recommends that adding off-road bike paths or improving bike lanes on general roads will make riding more appealing to women.
Assessing Cycling Participation (Australia)
19th Feb 2013
This research paper, published in the journal Sports in January 2013, examines the reported rates of cycling in five population surveys of cycling. The paper proposes that different question styles most likely explain the substantial discrepancies between the estimates of cycling participation. Some differences are to be expected due to sampling variability, question differences, and regional variation in cycling.
TNT Express Demonstration Project - City Logistics Mobile Depot (EU)
12th Feb 2013
The TNT Express demonstration project aims to increase the efficiency of operations for TNT's central Brussels parcel deliveries. The project is one of seven innovative urban freight deomstration projects to receive funding from the three year STRAIGHTSOL project. The project is in the process of developing a mobile depot and uses a fleet of electric tricycles to deliver packages in the the last mile.
Using Health Impact Assessments to Evaluate Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans (USA)
08th Feb 2013
This white paper, published in January 2013 by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, examines the potential of Health Impact Assessments (HIA) to help transport agencies make more informed decisionsin their planning processes. HIA is a systematic, flexible approach that uses data, research, and stakeholder input to assess the health effects of policies or projects.
A systematic review of the effectiveness of organisational travel plans: Improving the evidence base for transport decisions (International)
05th Feb 2013
This research reviewed the way organisational travel plans (OTPs) are assessed. OTPs aim to address health and sustainability goals in transport. Evidence for their effectiveness is lacking. The researchers recommend that OTP implementation needs to occur alongside robustly-designed epidemiologic studies. The research was published in the journal Transport Policy in January 2013.
A Distance-Based Method to Estimate Annual Pedestrian and Bicyclist Exposure in an Urban Environment (USA)
09th Jan 2013
In December 2012 the U.S. Federal Highway Administration released a report presenting methods that can be used to measure the safety of places, including intersections, road segments, and parking lots, when considering the effect on pedestrians and bicycle riders in an urban area. This methodology has the potential to fill a long-standing technical need for a commonly accepted measure of pedestrian and bicyclist exposure, thereby assisting in evaluating the effectiveness of pedestrian/bicyclist safety programs.
Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth (USA)
08th Jan 2013
In December 2012 the American President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition released an interim report on the nation’s physical activity guidelines. The report identifies interventions that can help increase physical activity in youth across a variety of settings. The report recognises that changes involving the built environment are promising and merit implementation even as the evidence continues to evolve.