Exhibition Road, London and New Road, Brighton Questionnaire

Discussion in 'Research and Questionnaires' started by Jamie.D, 14 Jul 2012.

  1. Jamie.D

    Jamie.D New Member

    Hi All,

    I'm a new member to CycleChat so I hope I have posted this thread in the correct place!

    My name is Jamie Donegan and I am a student at Cardiff University studying MA in Urban Design. I am currently carrying out my dissertation research of which the topic is cycling and shared space (in particular if shared space has a disincentive effect on cyclists and if so why?). I have already carried out a number of interviews with cyclists along Exhibition Road in London and New Road in Brighton which have been very fruitful. I am now looking to expand data collection through online questionnaires adapted from the questions used for the on street interviews and other means.

    Below is the very short questionnaire I have put together which shouldnt take longer than a couple of minutes to complete (but please feel free to embellish on your answers if you wish!) so if you could have look give me your oppinions it would be much appreciated!

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    1. 1. How often do you cycle?
    a. 1 – 2 times a week
    b. 3 – 4 times a week
    c. 5 – 6 times a week
    d. 7 – 8 times a week
    e. 9 – 10 times a week
    f. Other (please specify)

    2. 2. What do you use you bicycle for?
    a. Commuting
    b. Leisure
    c. Exercise
    d. Other (please specify)

    3. 3. What makes a street better for you as a cyclist? (Are there any elements that make you feel more comfortable?)

    4. 4. Do you cycle along Exhibition Rd/ New Rd/ New George St)?
    …(If Yes) – Why do you choose to cycle along this street?
    …(If No) – Why don’t you cycle along this street? (Is there a particular reason?)

    5. Out of the following routes what would you say is the most appealing for you as a cyclist?
    (You can choose more than one but please place them in order of priority)
    a. The shortest route
    b. The fastest route
    c. The safest route
    d. The most legible route
    e. The most attractive route

    6. 6. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst motor vehicles in:
    a. Light traffic?
    b. Medium traffic?
    c. Heavy traffic?

    7. 7. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst pedestrians?

    8. 8. Do you feel more or less comfortable cycling amongst other cyclists?

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    Look forward to reading your feedback!

    Many thanks

    Jamie
     
  2. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    1.1. How often do you cycle?
    e.9 – 10 times a week

    2.2. What do you use you bicycle for?
    a.Commuting
    b.Leisure

    3.3. What makes a street better for you as a cyclist? (Are there any elements that make you feel more comfortable?)
    Good surface - no potholes
    Lack of dedicated cycle infrastructure - no pressure to ride in a narrow strip of painted tarmac often filled with parked cars

    4. Do you cycle along Exhibition Rd/ New Rd/ New George St)?
    No
    …(If No) – Why don’t you cycle along this street? (Is there a particular reason?)
    It's a long way from Edinburgh.

    5.Out of the following routes what would you say is the most appealing for you as a cyclist?
    a.The shortest route
    b.The fastest route

    6. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst motor vehicles in:
    a.Light traffic?
    Yes
    b.Medium traffic?
    Yes
    c.Heavy traffic?
    Yes

    7. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst pedestrians?
    No - they are too unpredictable

    8. Do you feel more or less comfortable cycling amongst other cyclists?
    If I know them and trust them, just as comfortable as by myself.
    If a random group, less comfortable
     
  3. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

     
  4. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
     
  5. I've cycled along exhibition road once since the change, at about 7pm at night. There are gutters down each side of the road. There were cars parked along the gutters. The pedestrians were on the outside of those cars. The cars and cyclists were on the inside.

    ie It was just like any other road. If I hadn't read a LCC article about it, I'd have assumed the only thing unusual about it was the surface.

    Is it different during the day, or is it a failure?
     
  6. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    when I've been there it's been very different. The pedestrians wander across, and the traffic slows right down.
     
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