Annotated Bibliography 3: Cycling & The Built Environment

Moudon, Anne Vernez, Chanam Lee, Allen D. Cheadle, Cheza W. Collier, Donna Johnson, Thomas L. Schmid, and Robert D. Weather. “Cycling and the built environment, a US perspective.” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 10.3 (2005): 245-61. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.

This scholarly article discusses information regarding cycling and built environments. According to the results from the experiment performed, approximately 21% of people reported that they cycle at least once a week in their neighborhood, and usually cycle for fun or exercise rather than for transportation (Moudon, 2005). Moudon reports that “cycling is more popular among males, younger adults, transit users, and those who are physically active and in good health” (Moudon, 2005). In the study conducted, it was established that perceived and objective environmental conditions both contribute to the likelihood of cycling, along with the distance to trails and the presence of offices, clinics/hospitals, and fast food restaurants. Throughout this experiment, it was also reported that the¬†bicycle lanes, the speed and amount of traffic, whether or not the area has hills, how long the streets or “blocks” are, and the presence of parks were all found insignificant when measuring the likelihood of cycling. The results of the experiment that is discussed in this scholarly article conclude that cycling is only moderately associated with the neighborhood environment.

 

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