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.
some of our publicationsBicycling Safety
- Bicycling injury rates in Canadian provinces with different helmet laws & mode shares
- Route infrastructure and the risk of injuries to bicyclists
- Effects of infrastructure on bicycling injury at intersections and non-intersections
- Injury severity and personal, trip, route and crash characteristics
- Bicycling crash circumstances vary by route type
- The impact of transportation infrastructure on bicycling injuries and crashes: A review
- Safe cycling: How do risk perceptions compare with observed risk?
- Personal and trip characteristics associated with safety equipment use by injured adult bicyclists
- Is scientific evidence in practice? A review of driver & cyclist education materials with respect to cycling safety evidence
- Mapping bikeability: A spatial tool to support sustainable travel
- Route preferences among adults in the near market for cycling
- Motivators and deterrents of bicycling: comparing influences on decisions to ride
- How far out of the way will we travel? Built environment influences on route selection for bicycle & car travel
- Built environment influences on healthy transportation choices: bicycling vs. driving
- Utilitarian bicycling: a multilevel analysis of climate and personal influences
- “I grew up on a bike”: Cycling and older adults
- Bike share in Vancouver: Identifying the leaders
- Facilitators & barriers to bike share in a city with compulsory helmet legislation
- Exposure-based traffic crash injury rates by mode of travel in British Columbia
- Bicycling: Health risk or benefit?
|study||funders||Goal & progress|
|Bicycling Hospitalization Rates in Canadian Jurisdictions||
||Analyses examining associations between hospitalization rates and helmet legislation, mode share, sex, age group. Complete, published.|
|Understanding a New Bikeshare Program: Motivators, Deterrents & Equity||
||Investigating factors influencing uptake of bike share in Vancouver. 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.|