The potential of bike riding: using mixed methods to measure interest, and identify barriers and enablers

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While bike riding has the potential to substantially improve physical and mental health, and reduce emissions, participation is low. This PhD used a mixed-methods approach to measure interest in bike riding and identify barriers and enablers. While 3 in 4 Victorians were noted to be interested in riding a bike, people reported barriers related to riding a bike on the road and associated safety concerns. Potential riders experienced considerable barriers from infrastructure not designed for their needs. Provision of high-quality connected bike networks that meets the needs of people of all ages and abilities are critical to enhancing bicycling participation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages296
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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