Urban Cycling Facilities and Travel Behaviour Change

An Interactive Dashboard

About the Project

Urban Cycling Facilities and Travel Behaviour Change is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded multi-year research project exploring bicycling uptake across the Greater Toronto And Hamilton Area (GTHA) and beyond. We conducted an online survey of 1600+ adults living in 17 different neighbourhoods, some with a recently built on-street cycling facility and some without. Results show that 7% of residents were cycling at least once a week for commuting, and 19% of residents were regularly cycling for recreational purposes in the summer and fall of 2019. In most of these neighbourhoods, bicycling uptake has increased in recent years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings provide important baseline data that will be important in planning for active transportation in post-pandemic Canada.

In this interactive dashboard, we show bicycling behaviour in various neighbourhoods in this region that were included in our study. Users will also be able to review bicycling uptake among key socio-demographic groups.

This research is a collaboration between Dr. Raktim Mitra at Ryerson University, Dr. Paul Hess at the University of Toronto, and The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT). The summary of findings from the online survey was recently published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.
Dashboard Overview

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This dashboard was developed by Sean Nash with contributions from Patrick Yutiga .