Motivations and Barriers to Bicycle Commuting: Lessons from Poland

The authors make use of a nation-wide survey, “Bicycle use in everyday commuting” (n = 1159 + 300) to identify the motivations and barriers to commuting by bicycle in Poland. Only 10.9% of adult Poles commute this way, and 7.6% do so frequently. Bicycle is also rarely considered a dominant mode of transport. In many cases, it is the choice of the worse-off individuals (poorly educated, less wealthy, rural areas dwellers etc.). Based on factor and cluster analysis of declared motivations, the authors identified 4 segments of commuters: conscious, forced, pro-health, and lifestyle cyclists. The first group rates existing road infrastructure, cycling facilities and safety issues differently than non-cyclists. The availability of basic facilities (parking place, cloakrooms, showers) is declared significantly more often by cyclists, while car drivers’ behavior on the roads is evaluated more negatively, comparing to non-cyclists.


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01670035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2018 11:08AM