Involve the Long-Neglected Mass in Urban Transportation: Bicycle User Survey in Fushun, China, 2005

Despite reductions in volume in the last decade, in most Chinese cities over 20% of all trips are still made by bicycles. This study is supported by the World Bank and it focuses on a survey of bicyclists in Fushun, a typical northeastern industrial city in China with a population of 1.4 million. The survey of over 600 bicyclists provides data on demographics, travel behaviors, and mode alternatives of bicyclists. Respondents also provided data on about 600 trip routes with specific obstacles and barriers at specific locations. The survey was complemented by photos and video shots documenting problems. The survey and follow-up studies aim to find out the main problems encountered by bicyclists in Fushun as well as feasible ways to solve them through World Bank projects, which will in turn set up an example getting the long-neglected mass bicyclists into the content of new urban transport projects in China. Survey results reveal that safety issues along main roads and big crossings as well as poor maintenance of secondary roads are the major problems. Most of the bicycle traffic is loaded on the main roads, which are newly-built with some bicycle facilities but poor management. Therefore we suggest that enhancing the secondary roads in the network will be a solution to lessen the pressure of the main roads and to relieve the conflicts between bicycles and other modes. The survey also identifies other related issues, such as bicycle theft and public unconsciousness of cycling right-of-way.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: 21p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2428
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:07PM