Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Public opinion, bike lanes, transportation policy, urban planning, demographics, New York

Department

Political Science

Major

Political Science and International Studies

Abstract

As bicycles gradually become an established form of transportation in the United States, planners and policymakers need new evidence to determine how best to expand bicycle infrastructure. Using logistic regression analysis of 2012 public opinion data from New York City, this article explores the demographics behind support of bicycle lanes. Due to an absence of literature on public opinion of bike lanes, it examines a breadth of variables in order to provide a basis for future research, answering the question: What personal characteristics are important in one's support for bike lanes? This study also demonstrates the distinction between demographics of bicycle ridership and demographics of supporters of bicycle infrastructure.

Read the author's related senior thesis.

Faculty Mentor

Joel Fetzer

Funding Source or Research Program

Political Science Honors Program

Presentation Session

Session A

Location

Plaza Classroom 190

Start Date

21-3-2014 3:30 PM

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Mar 21st, 3:30 PM

Public Attitudes toward Bike Lanes in New York City

Plaza Classroom 190

As bicycles gradually become an established form of transportation in the United States, planners and policymakers need new evidence to determine how best to expand bicycle infrastructure. Using logistic regression analysis of 2012 public opinion data from New York City, this article explores the demographics behind support of bicycle lanes. Due to an absence of literature on public opinion of bike lanes, it examines a breadth of variables in order to provide a basis for future research, answering the question: What personal characteristics are important in one's support for bike lanes? This study also demonstrates the distinction between demographics of bicycle ridership and demographics of supporters of bicycle infrastructure.

Read the author's related senior thesis.