Exhibition Road, London and New Road, Brighton Questionnaire

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
 
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
 

snorri

Legendary Member
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)
More than 10 trips per week.

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

3.3. What makes a street better for you as a cyclist? (Are there any elements that make you feel more comfortable?)
A smooth surface with no other traffic.

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?It is not on any of my regular routes.

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
Priority varies depending on the purpose of my journey.

6.6. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst motor vehicles in:
a.Light traffic?Yes
b.Medium traffic? Depends on the speed of the motor vehicles.
c.Heavy traffic? Ditto
I trust that "cycling amongst" means sharing the road with.

7.7. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst pedestrians? Yes

8.8. Do you feel more or less comfortable cycling amongst other cyclists? See question 3, cycling with no other traffic is clearly the ideal, as traffic levels increase comfort decreases.


Jamie
 

dellzeqq

pre-talced and mighty
Location
SW2
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.Club Rides

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

4.4. Do you cycle along Exhibition Rd/ New Rd/ New George St)?
…(If Yes) – Why do you choose to cycle along this street? It's on the way to Paddington Station


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 - 3
c.The safest route
d.The most legible route - 2
e.The most attractive route - 1

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

7.7. Do you feel comfortable cycling amongst pedestrians? - Not very

8.8. Do you feel more or less comfortable cycling amongst other cyclists? - Yes
 
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?
 

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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