Practices and motivations of travellers making rail-cycle trips

Henrietta Sherwin, Graham Parkhurst, Derek Robbins, Ian Walker

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Currently only 2% of British rail passengers choose to cycle to the station, in contrast to 40% in the Netherlands, but the combination of cycling with rail use presents a potentially attractive alternative to car use with carbon reduction and health-promotion benefits. The present study examined the motivations and behaviours of people who integrate bicycle and rail use, focusing particularly on the provision of station cycle parking as a facilitator. A novel methodology was applied to two intercity stations in Bristol (southwest England) to examine movements within an extensive cycle parking area. Bike-rail integration emerges as a complex set of practices, influenced by a range of factors including, but not limited to, the availability of station cycle parking. It is concluded that bike-rail integration can make a contribution to reducing both carbon emissions and car dependence, but a lack of integration within the rail industry and other agencies is limiting the delivery of policies to enhance the opportunities.
LanguageEnglish
Pages189-197
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport
Volume164
Issue number3
DOIs
StatusPublished - Aug 2011

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Practices and motivations of travellers making rail-cycle trips. / Sherwin, Henrietta; Parkhurst, Graham; Robbins, Derek; Walker, Ian.

In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport, Vol. 164, No. 3, 08.2011, p. 189-197.

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Sherwin, Henrietta ; Parkhurst, Graham ; Robbins, Derek ; Walker, Ian. / Practices and motivations of travellers making rail-cycle trips. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport. 2011 ; Vol. 164, No. 3. pp. 189-197.
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