Cycling provision separated from motor traffic: a systematic review exploring whether stated preferences vary by gender and age

Aldred, R., Elliott, B., Woodcock, J. and Goodman, A. (2017) Cycling provision separated from motor traffic: a systematic review exploring whether stated preferences vary by gender and age. Transport Reviews, 37 (1). pp. 29-55. ISSN 1464-5327

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2016.1200156

Abstract

In this paper, we represent a systematic review of stated preference studies examining the extent to which cycle infrastructure preferences vary by gender and by age. A search of online, English-language academic and policy literature was followed by a three-stage screening process to identify relevant studies. We found 54 studies that investigated whether preferences for cycle infrastructure varied by gender and/or by age. Forty-four of these studies considered the extent of separation from motor traffic. The remainder of the studies covered diverse topics, including preferred winter maintenance methods and attitudes to cycle track lighting. We found that women reported stronger preferences than men for greater separation from motor traffic. There was weaker evidence of stronger preferences among older people. Differences in preferences were quantitative rather than qualitative; that is, preferences for separated infrastructure were stronger in some groups than in others, but no group preferred integration with motor traffic. Thus, in low-cycling countries seeking to increase cycling, this evidence suggests focusing on the stronger preferences of under-represented groups as a necessary element of universal design for cycling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cycling, gender, age, equity, systematic review;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 16:30
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 16:30
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/18095

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