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author = {Braun, LM and Rodriguez, DA and Cole-Hunter, T and Ambros, A and Donaire-Gonzalez, D and Jerrett, M and Mendez, MA and Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ and de, Nazelle A},
doi = {10.1016/j.tra.2016.05.007},
journal = {Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice},
pages = {164--183},
title = {Short-term planning and policy interventions to promote cycling in urban centers: Findings from a commute mode choice analysis in Barcelona, Spain},
url = {},
volume = {89},
year = {2016}

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AB - Background: Cycling for transportation has become an increasingly important component of strategies to address public health, climate change, and air quality concerns in urban centers. Within this context, planners and policy makers would benefit from an improved understanding of available interventions and their relative effectiveness for cycling promotion. We examined predictors of bicycle commuting that are relevant to planning and policy intervention, particularly those amenable to short- and medium-term action. Methods: We estimated a travel mode choice model using data from a survey of 765 commuters who live and work within the municipality of Barcelona. We considered how the decision to commute by bicycle was associated with cycling infrastructure, bike share availability, travel demand incentives, and other environmental attributes (e.g., public transport availability). Self-reported and objective (GIS-based) measures were compared. Point elasticities and marginal effects were calculated to assess the relative explanatory power of the independent variables considered. Results: While both self-reported and objective measures of access to cycling infrastructure were associated with bicycle commuting, self-reported measures had stronger associations. Bicycle commuting had positive associations with access to bike share stations but inverse associations with access to public transport stops. Point elasticities suggested that bicycle commuting has a mild negative correlation with public transport availability (-0.136), bike share availability is more important at the work location (0.077) than at home (0.034), and bicycle lane presence has a relatively small association with bicycle commuting (0.039). Marginal effects suggested that provision of an employer-based incentive not to commute by private vehicle would be associated with an 11.3% decrease in the probability of commuting by bicycle, likely reflecting the typical emphasis of such incentives on public tran
AU - Braun,LM
AU - Rodriguez,DA
AU - Cole-Hunter,T
AU - Ambros,A
AU - Donaire-Gonzalez,D
AU - Jerrett,M
AU - Mendez,MA
AU - Nieuwenhuijsen,MJ
AU - de,Nazelle A
DO - 10.1016/j.tra.2016.05.007
EP - 183
PY - 2016///
SN - 0965-8564
SP - 164
TI - Short-term planning and policy interventions to promote cycling in urban centers: Findings from a commute mode choice analysis in Barcelona, Spain
T2 - Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
UR -
UR -
VL - 89
ER -