Exploring characteristics and motives of long distance commuter cyclists

Karsten Bruun Hansen, Thomas Sick Nielsen

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    Abstract

    Longer distance cycling can contribute towards sustainability and public health objectives but little is known about current long distance cyclists. The paper analyzes their characteristics, practice and motives to give direction to promotional strategies. Long distance commuter cyclists differ from other cyclists by having more mobility options and incomes. Motives for long distance cycling are mainly health related. Connected cycle-highways and similar, are likely to contribute to longer distance cycling. However, barriers are also related to the acceptance of cycling as a commuting mode on longer distances. Efforts will be important in disseminating the possibility, experience and benefits of cycling.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftTransport Policy
    Vol/bind35
    Sider (fra-til)57-63
    ISSN0967-070X
    StatusUdgivet - 2014

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