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IAM poll on sharing the road

Discussion in 'Research and Questionnaires' started by downfader, 6 May 2012.

  1. downfader

    downfader Über Member

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    http://www.iam.org.uk/policy-and-re...oad-motorists-motorcyclists-that-are-cyclists

    The IAM are looking for contributions in their latest poll to see how motorists and cyclists share the road. They are also asking why those that do ride on pavements or through red lights to tell them why. This is slightly better a poll than the last cycling one they did so if everyone could share it about and contribute perhaps a reasonable picture can be built.
  2. ACS

    ACS Über Member

    Advert
    done
  3. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    I see the current majority on question 8 are saying 'I jump red lights because it is safer to get ahead of other traffic'

    Is that the safest thing to do?
  4. downfader

    downfader Über Member

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    We are still in the minority even for our modal share, Gaz. Most cyclists wont or dont campaign ...or read up on the research and stats. It is our responsibility in my view to share this information as much as we can to avoid such perceptions. I've managed to get Silly Cyclists mentioned in a couple of letters to newspapers down here in the hope of spreading safety (as well as mentioning to join the CTC/BC and look up the cycling forums).

    You're doing good work, Gaz. Perception is sadly everything when it comes to road use.
    gaz likes this.
  5. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    Thanks, gotta say I can't do it without the help of all the other cyclists. even the bad ones.
  6. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Loose member.

    Location:
    Crawley
  7. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    Location:
    Roche, St Austell
  8. 400bhp

    400bhp Veteran

    I do wonder what the purpose of this poll is. It is particularly loaded to the opinion that cycling is seen as a dangerous/undesireable activity.

    e.g.

  9. rvw

    rvw Senior Member

    Location:
    Amersham
    It's fascinating that a very large majority of respondents claimed, as motorists, not to encroach on the advance stop lines, but a slightly larger majority had witnessed this frequently. Clearly it's all the other folks who are doing things wrong!
  10. downfader

    downfader Über Member

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    Too late. Most people will not cycle for those very fears. The current infrastructure leads to consternation and we've hovered around the 2% modal share for nearly 30 years. We can try all we might to say how safe it is but most just wont believe us.



    There is a risk of Kruger-Dunning or confirmation bias in these things... it can only ever provide a sample or infer where things have to be investigated more (just as with last years famous 56% in the Sustrans poll who were scared to cycle)
  11. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Über Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Guessing you have to be member of IAM to see the results? Or am I being truly and terminally thick and missing something ...... cos I can't find them!
  12. downfader

    downfader Über Member

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    No, they release interim results at times... the main results get put up about a month after the poll closes.
  13. 400bhp

    400bhp Veteran

    Not sure what your point is, or what you thought I was referring to?
  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Trouble is, most drivers share the road the way my Labrador shares a bone...
  15. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
  16. SquareDaff

    SquareDaff Über Member

  17. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Since it's being used as a cyclist-bashing exercise by a motoring organisation, I shan't bother.
    I know, I know, who'd have thought it?
  18. snorri

    snorri Guru

    Perhaps the next IAM survey will tell us how many drive cars on the pavement :whistle:, and how many consider the pavement to be a legit car parking area.:angry:
  19. GilesM

    GilesM Veteran

    Location:
    East Lothian
    Exactly, just another survey to appeal to those that have decided that motor vehicles and cyclists can't possible use the same roads, hence for the question:
    6. As a cyclist, what do you feel most frustrated by when cycling on the road? Please select three:

    I ticked the "other" box and put headwinds, they always upset me more than the majority of other vehicles.
  20. marzjennings

    marzjennings Über Member

    Agreed, and I left them the comment that the poll was biased and based on an inaccurate assumption.