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Senior Thesis

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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 toward 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.


Joel Fetzer, adviser

Library Research Award for Best Undergraduate Project (2014)

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Library Research Award Essay