A study was undertaken to provide a better understanding of the constraints that hinder bicycle ownership and use and to propose measures and incentives that may help to promote the use of bicycles. In 1991, 3,000 inhabitants of the Amsterdam conurbation were interviewed about their ownership and use of a bicycle. Some of the main results of the survey are as follows. A total of 77% of the people interviewed own a bicycle. The main reasons for not owning one are hazardous traffic conditions, bicycle theft, and the availability of other means of transport. A total of 44% of all inhabitants use a bicycle on a regular basis; 33% own a bicycle but rarely or never use it. The main reasons for not using a bicycle are high risk of bicycle theft, long distances, absence of luggage-carrying facilities, and a lack of comfort.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 141-146
  • Monograph Title: Nonmotorized transportation around the world
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  • Accession Number: 00672549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055237
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1995 12:00AM