Cycling in the African American Community : Safety Training Guidelines and Findings

This report is a program user’s manual for the Cycling in the African American Community (CAAC) safety training intervention. The CAAC safety training intervention was designed to “nudge” more African Americans, who are often beginning cyclists or non-cyclists, to participate in a physical activity that promotes health and builds community. One of the most cited reasons for not riding is that cycling is perceived as being unsafe. The CAAC intervention attempts to address this issue through a carefully designed safety intervention that encompasses a pre and post survey, used in conjunction with an on-road cycling curriculum. The report includes best practices for staging the intervention and analyzing outcomes. Preliminary findings show that the safety training is significantly improving perceptions of cycling.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program. Project title: Developing a Research Agenda to Increase Cycling in the African American Community: A Case Study of Austin, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 1616 Guadalupe Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-1255

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McCray, Talia
    • Durden, Teri
    • Schaubert, Eileen
  • Publication Date: 2013-8


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/2012/600451-00070
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC06; Project # 161228
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2013 1:02PM