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Modelling bicycle use intention: the role of perceptions

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  • Álvaro Fernández-Heredia
  • Sergio Jara-Díaz
  • Andrés Monzón

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Users’ perceptions are identified as key elements to understand bicycle use, whose election cannot be explained with usual mobility variables and socio-economic characteristics. A hybrid model is proposed to model the intention of bicycle use; it combines a structural equations model that captures intentions and a choice model. The framework is applied to a case of a university campus in Madrid that is studying a new internal bike system. Results show that four latent variables (convenience, pro-bike, physical determinants and external restrictions) help explaining intention to use bike, representing a number of factors that are linked to individual perceptions. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

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  • Álvaro Fernández-Heredia & Sergio Jara-Díaz & Andrés Monzón, 2016. "Modelling bicycle use intention: the role of perceptions," Transportation, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 1-23, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:transp:v:43:y:2016:i:1:p:1-23
    DOI: 10.1007/s11116-014-9559-9
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