Physical Environments Influencing Bicyclists’ Perception of Comfort on Separated and On-Street Bicycle Facilities

Abstract: 

This study investigates the impacts of physical environments on bicyclists’ perceptions of comfort on separated and on-street bicycle facilities. Based on a field investigation conducted in Nanjing, China, we find that physical environmental factors significantly influencing bicyclists’ perception of comfort on the two types of facility. Cyclists’ comfort is mainly influenced by the road geometry and surrounding conditions on physically separated paths while they pay attention to the effective riding space and traffic situations on on-street bicycle lanes.

Publication date: 
May 1, 2012
Publication type: 
Journal Article