Encouragement Research & Results



126 documents found

Why it takes more than good infrastructure to change travel behaviour

Jonathan Daly, Travel Change Consultant, considers the need to address both the physical and social environment when seeking behaviour change.   

Wed 22nd Jun 2011

Latent Bicycle Commuting Demand and Effects of Gender on Commuter Cycling and Accident Rates

The finding of this research report suggest that if women's cycling needs were addressed, the modal share of bicycle commuting could be increased. Investigation of cycling barriers indicated that women are more concerned than men about safety issues associated with cycling.

Thu 17th Feb 2011

Bike Now: Encouraging cycle commuting in New Zealand

The aim of the Bike Now research project was to explore specific 'actions' that could be undertaken in the workplace to encourage people to take up (and continue) cycling to work.

Tue 21st Dec 2010

Childhood obesity: An economic perspective

The weight of Australian children has increased markedly in recent decades. This report considers the costs of childhood obesity within Australia as well as evidence based measures to reduce childhood obesity.

Fri 29th Oct 2010

Mass community cycling events

This 2006 academic paper published in the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity investigates the type of people participating in mass cycling events and the subsequent effect on cycling behaviour.

Tue 28th Sep 2010

Regional community entrepreneurship through tourism: the case of Victoria’s rail trails

Findings include evidence of the strong economic benefit these trails bring to regional communities as well as concluding that, in order for the economic and associated social benefits to be realised, community-based planning and support is necessary.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Revolutions for Women: Increasing women’s participation in cycling for recreation and transport

This paper reports on a research study conducted in Melbourne, Australia, aimed at investigating reasons for gender differences in cycling, and identifying successful interventions for promoting cycling for women.  

Fri 24th Sep 2010

‘€˜I want to ride my bike’€™: overcoming barriers to cycling to intermediate schools

The objective of this research was to identify the barriers to students cycling to school for six intermediate schools and recommend specific interventions for the schools, along with more general, national level recommendations.

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Developing School-based Cycle Trains in New Zealand

A cycle train is similar in approach to the ‘walking school bus’ – adult volunteer ‘conductors’ cycle along a set route to school, collecting children from designated ‘train stops’. This research report evaluates a trial of school based cycle trains in New Zealand. 

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Tempting Teenagers to Cycle

The study collected opinions about cycling to school from Year 8, 9 and 10 students in North Shore City. Students answered an online questionnaire which asked them about bike ownership and use, modes of travel to school, safety issues, facility issues and peer issues.

Fri 24th Sep 2010