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dc.contributor.authorMarlin, Justin William ( )
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-07T19:46:49Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:13:04Z
dc.date.issued2008-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationMarlin, J. W. (2008). Bicycle transportation issues: Describing the attitudes and opinions of cyclists in Austin, Texas. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3436
dc.description.abstract

Bicycling is an underutilized and marginalized mode of transportation. The neglect of bicycle funding and infrastructure has led to an increasingly unsafe environment for cyclists. Cities are on the forefront of addressing cycling issues and are most likely to encounter and ultimately have to fix the problems facing cyclists. The lack of cycling facilities is a serious issue, but expanding opportunities for cyclists produces many benefits not only for individuals but society as a whole. Austin Texas has been designated a Silver level bicycle friendly city with a favorable bicycling environment when compared to other U.S. cities. Therefore this study describes the attitudes and opinions of cyclists in Austin, Texas regarding the effectiveness of the city of Austin in addressing factors important to increasing bicycle transportation options.

Bicycling issues identified through a literature review resulted in a set of categories that formed the basis of a survey. The survey was distributed electronically to cyclists throughout Austin.

But as the results of this study highlight, in the eyes of its own cyclists, Austin still has a lot of work to do to make cycling a more viable transportation option. Cyclists are most concerned about Austin's improvement in the following areas: bicycle lanes and paths, connecting existing bicycle facilities and bicycles with public transportation, traffic enforcement of motorists, cyclist education, large-scale land use, and finally commuting and utilitarian cycling. In addition to discussing the problems associated with the afore mentioned categories, recommendations for overcoming these barriers will be provided. Addressing these issues has the greatest potential for making a safer and more convenient bicycling environment, thus improving bicycle transportation options for Austinites.

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dc.format.extent91 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2008.
dc.subjectBicycleen_US
dc.subjectTransportationsen_US
dc.subjectCyclistsen_US
dc.subjectAustinen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectSurveyen_US
dc.subjectAttitudesen_US
dc.subjectOpinionsen_US
dc.subjectSafetyen_US
dc.titleBicycle Transportation Issues: Describing the Attitudes and Opinions of Cyclists in Austin, Texasen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLongoria, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Neill, Brian
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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