In 2010, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals posted a survey to gather information about women cycling. The survey included 37 questions pertaining to demographics, cycling behavior, safety/infrastructure concerns, and open-ended inquiries. We thought we would receive a few hundred responses from members. Instead the survey went viral garnering more than 13,000 responses. Although not a scientific survey, the responses offer much interesting and useful information. Some of the questions included comments. When the survey closed in May, APBP partnered with the Department of Health Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Department to analyze the results.
- Here are the original survey questions
- Here is the report prepared by Anna Sibley, MPH Candidate, UNC-Greensboro
Here are summaries in report format of comments received for three of the survey questions.*
- Why do you use your bicycle for trips? Question #8
- What reaction do you get when cycling for transportation? Question #10
- What would cause you to start or increase your cycling? Question #27
* Researchers interested in analyzing additional questions can contact APBP for further information.