Posted on August 09, 2012 12:18 PM
Study examining factors associated with cycling to high school
An article in the Journal of Transport Geography looks at the reasons why high school students in Davis, CA may choose either to bicycle or not to bicycle to high school. The study uses data from a 2009 survey of students at Davis High School. The analysis finds that parental encouragement and the student’s individual comfort-level with cycling are key factors. In addition, the authors find that the perceived distance of a cycling trip is more of an influence on the decision to cycle or not than the actual distance.
The full text of the article is available for download for $39.95.