Cycling in Cities is a research program investigating factors that encourage or discourage bicycling, transportation infrastructure associated with increased or decreased risks of cycling injuries, and air pollution and cycling. Our studies are outlined in the table below and described in more detail throughout the website.
The research program is based at the University of British Columbia School of Population & Public Health. It has many partners including researchers from Simon Fraser University, Ryerson University, the Universities of Montreal, Toronto and Victoria, cycling planners, and cycling advocates.
|study||funders||Goal & progress|
|Understanding a New Bikeshare Program: Motivators, Deterrents & Equity||
||Investigating factors influencing uptake of bike share in Vancouver. Ethics approved; pre-bikeshare survey complete.|
|Bicyclists' Injuries & the Cycling Environment ("the BICE Study")||
||Investigated which transportation infrastructure increases or decreases cycling injury risk. 690 participants in Toronto & Vancouver. Papers being published.
|Opinion Survey on Cycling Motivators & Deterrents||
||Surveyed 1400 Metro Vancouverites about 16 routes types and 73 factors influencing cycling. Results published.
|Tools and Training for Healthy Travel||
|Mapping Cycling for Bikeability||
||Bikeability index developed and mapped for Metro Vancouver. Results published.|
|Cycling, Air Pollution & Health||
||Investigated relationship between air pollution and cyclists' health. Results being presented and published.|
|Climate & Cycling||
||Examined effect of climate, demographics & population on cycling in Canadian cities. Results published.|