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Recent Talks, Blogs, Letters ...

  1. Commentary on the "route types for best cycling expenditures" for the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program
  2. Victoria TransForm talk: "Why bicycling infrastructure is so important"
  3. VeloWorks 2014 talk: "What route types best motivate cycling" based on 2 of our studies: motivating cycling and cycling injuries
  4. Victoria TransForm talk: "Is evidence in practice? Assessing how cycling education materials reflect research evidence" based on UBC/SFU Report "Evidence from safety research to update cycling training materials in Canada"
  5. Brochure: Safety Evidence for Bicycling
  6. CityLab interview and unpublished Letter to the Editor on AJPH article "Public bike share programs & head injuries"
  7. Blog post "Bicycling, hazardous exposures, motherhood & research" at Ottawa Bike Lanes
  8. Letter to Todd Stone about Rural Highway Speed Review

Recent Publications

  1. Bike share in Vancouver: Who will use it? Transportation Research Board
  2. Facilitators & barriers to bike share in a city with compulsory helmet legislation. An SFU Thesis
  3. Mapping bikeability: A spatial tool to support sustainable travel, in Environment and Planning B
  4. Route infrastructure and the risk of injuries to bicyclists, in the American Journal of Public Health
  5. Effects of infrastructure on bicycling injury at intersections and non-intersections, in Injury Prevention
  6. Safe cycling: How do risk perceptions compare with observed risk? in the Canadian Journal of Public Health
  7. Personal and trip characteristics associated with safety equipment use by injured adult bicyclists, in BMC Public Health
  8. Exposure-based traffic crash injury rates by mode of travel in British Columbia, in the Canadian Journal of Public Health
  9. Bicycling: Health risk or benefit? in UBC Medical Journal
  10. Is scientific evidence in practice? A review of driver and cyclist education materials with respect to cycling safety evidence, in Transportation Research Record

Local Government Agencies

Langley
Metro Vancouver
New Westminster
Richmond
Port Moody
Surrey
Toronto
Township of Langley
TransLink
Vancouver
White Rock

NGOs

Canadian Cancer Society
Smart Growth BC
Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT)
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC)

Research Funding Agencies

Health Canada
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
Transport Canada MOST Program
     
Ryerson University

Anne Harris

Simon Fraser University

Suzanne Vander Wekken
Meghan Winters
Moreno Zanotto

University of British Columbia

Shelina Babul
Evan Beaupré
Nicole Blakely
Mike Brauer
Chris Carlsten
Peter Cripton
Christie Cole
Jill Dalton
Larry Frank
Melissa Friesen
Christie Hurrell
Martin Kang
Diana Kao
Michael Koehle
Mieke Koehoorn
Melody Monro
Kishore Mulpuri
Melissa Nunes
Jason Potter
Conor Reynolds
Catherine Steer
Jason Su
Amy Thai
Kay Teschke
Angie Weddell
Imelda Wong

University of Montreal

Daniel Fuller
Lise Gauvin
Yves Kestens

University of Toronto

Mary Chipman
Michael Cusimano
Vartouhi Jazmaji
Kevin McCurley
Andrew Thomas
Lee Vernich

University of Victoria

Eleanor Setton
Peter Keller

University of Western Ontario

Denver Nixon

Hospitals

Barb Boychuk (St. Paul's)
Jeff Brubacher (Vancouver General)
Jan Buchanan (Vancouver General)
Doug Chisholm (St. Michael's)
Nada Elfeki (St. Michael's)
Steven Friedman (University Hospital Network)
Garth Hunte (St. Paul's)
Sean Marshall (St. Michael's)

Local Governments

Graeme Brown (TransLink)
Joan Caravan (Richmond)
Gavin Davidson (TransLink)
Scott Edwards (Vancouver)
Brad Fisher (Surrey)
Michael Grant (TransLink)
Sheila Hartmann (TransLink)
Birk Madsen (Surrey)
Cam Pearce (TransLink)
Peter Stary (Vancouver)
David Tomlinson (Toronto)
Barbara Wentworth (Toronto)

NGOs

Jack Becker (Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition)
Bonnie Fenton (Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee)
David Hay (Richards Buell Sutton)
Cheeying Ho (Smart Growth BC)
Mary Sherlock (Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee)
Nancy Smith Lea (Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation)
Fred Sztabinski (Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation)

overview

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.

the studies

study funders Goal & progress
Understanding a New Bikeshare Program: Motivators, Deterrents & Equity
  • CIHR
Investigating factors influencing uptake of bike share in Vancouver. Pre-bikeshare survey complete.
Bicyclists' Injuries & the Cycling Environment ("the BICE Study")
  • Heart & Stroke
  • CIHR
  • Bridge Program
Investigated which transportation infrastructure increases or decreases cycling injury risk. 690 participants in Toronto & Vancouver. Papers being published.
Opinion Survey on Cycling Motivators & Deterrents
  • Transport Canada
  • TransLink
  • Metro Vancouver & municipalities
Surveyed 1400 Metro Vancouverites about 16 routes types and 73 factors influencing cycling. Results published.
Tools and Training for Healthy Travel
  • CIHR
  • Developed Bike Score for 10 Canadian cities. Bike Score maps show the bikeability of neighbourhoods in selected cities in Canada and the US.
  • Compared cycling safety evidence to training materials. Report and brochure on evidence review of cycling training materials available.
Mapping Cycling for Bikeability
  • Heart & Stroke
  • CIHR
  • TransLink
  • MSFHR
Bikeability index developed and mapped for Metro Vancouver. Results  published.
Cycling, Air Pollution & Health
  • Health Canada
Investigated relationship between air pollution and cyclists' health. Results being presented and published.
Climate & Cycling
  • UBC
  • Bridge Program
Examined effect of climate, demographics & population on cycling in Canadian cities. Results published.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
2206 East Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada

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