Bicycling is an important aspect of everyday life for a growing number of people. As bicycling increases, researchers are addressing new questions and discovering new challenges. Key challenges researchers face include obtaining accurate measurements of bicycling, recruiting representative samples of bicyclists, and acquiring data at multiple points in time to enable more rigorous research designs. In these papers, researchers discuss the issues and challenges surrounding the study of bicycling as a mode of transportation.
- Promoting Cycling for Transport: Research Needs and Challenges
Susan Handy, Bert van Wee, and Maarten Kroesen (2014)
- Explaining Changes in Walking and Bicycling Behavior: Challenges for Transportation Research
Kevin Krizek, Susan Handy, and Ann Forsyth (2009)
Research in Progress
The following projects are in progress as our researchers work to discover more about bicycling as a sustainable mode of transportation.
- Exploring the Potential of Solar-powered Two-wheeled Electric Mobility
Beth Ferguson and Angela Sanguinetti (In progress)
- Making Bicycling Comfortable: Identifying Minimum Infrastructure Needs by Population Segment using a Video Survey
Susan Handy and Dillon Fitch (In progress)
- Investigating the Influence of Dock-less Electric Bike Share on Travel Behavior, Attitudes, Health, and Equity
Dillon Fitch and Susan Handy (In progress)
- Mitigate “Bikeshare Desert” in Underserved Communities
Xiaodong Qian (in progress)