Imperial College London

DrAudreyde Nazelle

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 7319anazelle Website

 
 
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20416 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Curto:2016:eurpub/ckv235,
author = {Curto, A and de, Nazelle A and Donaire-Gonzalez, D and Cole-Hunter, T and Garcia-Aymerich, J and Martínez, D and Anaya, E and Rodríguez, D and Jerrett, M and Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ},
doi = {eurpub/ckv235},
journal = {European Journal of Public Health},
pages = {717--723},
title = {Private and public modes of bicycle commuting: a perspective on attitude and perception.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv235},
volume = {26},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - BACKGROUND: Public bicycle-sharing initiatives can act as health enhancement strategies among urban populations. The aim of the study was to determine which attitudes and perceptions of behavioural control toward cycling and a bicycle-sharing system distinguish commuters with a different adherence to bicycle commuting.  METHODS: The recruitment process was conducted in 40 random points in Barcelona from 2011 to 2012. Subjects completed a telephone-based questionnaire including 27 attitude and perception statements. Based on their most common one-way commute trip and willingness to commute by bicycle, subjects were classified into Private Bicycle (PB), public bicycle or Bicing Bicycle (BB), Willing Non-bicycle (WN) and Non-willing Non-bicycle (NN) commuters. After reducing the survey statements through principal component analysis, a multinomial logistic regression model was obtained to evaluate associations between attitudinal and commuter sub-groups.  RESULTS: We included 814 adults in the analysis [51.6% female, mean (SD): age 36.6 (10.3) years]. BB commuters were 2.0 times [95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.1-3.7] less likely to perceive bicycle as a quick, flexible and enjoyable mode compared to PB. BB, WN and NN were 2.5 (95% CI = 1.46-4.24), 2.6 (95% CI = 1.53-4.41) and 2.3 times (95% CI = 1.30-4.10) more likely to perceive benefits of using public bicycles (bicycle maintenance and parking avoidance, low cost and no worries about theft and vandalism) than did PB.  CONCLUSION: Willing non-bicycle and public-bicycle commuters had more favourable perception toward public-shared bicycles compared to private cyclists. Hence, public bicycles may be the impetus for those willing to start bicycle commuting, thereby increasing physical activity levels.
AU - Curto,A
AU - de,Nazelle A
AU - Donaire-Gonzalez,D
AU - Cole-Hunter,T
AU - Garcia-Aymerich,J
AU - Martínez,D
AU - Anaya,E
AU - Rodríguez,D
AU - Jerrett,M
AU - Nieuwenhuijsen,MJ
DO - eurpub/ckv235
EP - 723
PY - 2016///
SN - 1464-360X
SP - 717
TI - Private and public modes of bicycle commuting: a perspective on attitude and perception.
T2 - European Journal of Public Health
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv235
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/43204
VL - 26
ER -