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50+ Cycling Survey - Summer 2020

Cycling Past 50 Survey

Thank you for agreeing to take this survey. This is Year 3 of the survey, so you may have taken it before. 

The survey is compiling data about cycling and people age 50 or older in order to inform local leaders, transportation practitioners and community members so they can encourage and plan for better and safer bicycling experiences for people of all ages.


This questionnaire will close on July 31, 2020. Please share the survey link with other cyclists who are age 50 or older.

See “More About This Survey” below for additional information.


COMPLETING THE SURVEY

There are three parts to the survey. Please answer Part 1, then decide if you want to continue on to Part 2 and Part 3.

Part 1 – Collects basic information about you and your cycling history, habits, and future. 

Part 2 – Collects your response to images featuring different types of bicycle infrastructure to gauge your comfort  when using them as you cycle.

Part 3 – Invites you to complete an online journal for at least two cycling trips you make during the next month.   The writing can be done after your ride (on a home computer or tablet) or during your outing (on your smart-phone). Consider bookmarking the link for future use.



 
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More About This Survey
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This survey is administered by Carol Kachadoorian, an expert in active transportation and founder of dblTilde Collaborative. It is funded in part by AARP Livable Communities. 

The results will be shared with transportation professionals, advocates, and community members to help inform the work involved in creating bicycle facilities and programs that support cycling.
 A summary of the results will appear in an article for AARP Livable Communities later this year. (That article will be shared via the free, weekly, award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter. If not already subscribed, sign-up at AARP.org/LivableSubscribe.)

All information collected in the survey remains anonymous.  Email addresses of those completing the survey are used only to provide ongoing and updated results from the survey with users.  You may opt out of future communications upon request.  

Contact information:
carol@dblTildeCollaborative.com


 
1. PRE-SURVEY QUESTION: Is this the first time you are taking the survey?


PART 1:  BASIC INFORMATION, YOUR CYCLING HISTORY AND EXPERIENCES
 
2. Please indicate your age.
Is this the same age range for you as last year?
3. Please indicate your gender
4. Please indicate your primary ethnicity
5. Please indicate your annual household income
6. Do you cycle regularly now? 
How often do you cycle now?
Since you don't cycle regularly, what prompts you to cycle?
Copy of When did you first start biking?
Is there a time in your life when you stopped cycling for at least a year?
What was the reason you stopped cycling?
Select up to 3.
Why did you start cycling again?
Select up to 3.
7. In the past year, have you changed the amount of cycling you do?
How has the frequency of your rides changed?
How has the distance of your rides changed?
Why has your amount of cycling decreased in distance or duration in the past year?
Select up to 3.
  • * This question is required.
Why has your amount of cycling increased in distance or duration in the past year?
Select up to 3.
  • * This question is required.
8. Under what circumstances would you stop riding all together?
Click all that apply.
  • * This question is required.
9. Indicate any near misses you have had while cycling in the past year with...
Click all that apply.
10. In the past year, have you fallen or nearly fallen while cycling?
11. Are you comfortable biking at night, assuming you have a front and back light on your bike?
If you answered sometimes what factors does this depend upon?
Select all that apply.
12. Are you comfortable biking alone?
If you answered sometimes what circumstances does this depend upon?
Select all that apply.
13. What factors effect where you ride? 
Select all that apply.
14. For which trip purposes do you ride and what is the average trip length?
Space Cell A few blocksNo more than 2 milesBetween 2 and 10 milesMore than 10 but fewer than 15 milesMore than 15 but fewer than 50More than 25 but fewer than 40 miles40 or more milesNA
To be social or for companionship
To travel to and from work
For exercise
For daily errands, including shopping
As a competitive cyclist
Other
15. Do you own an eBike?
An eBike, or electric bike, is a generic term used for a bicycle that uses a battery to provide assistance when pedaling.
What motivated you to purchase an eBike?
Click all that apply.
  • * This question is required.
What would make you consider purchasing an eBike?
Click all that apply.
  • * This question is required.
16. Do you own a 3-wheel bike for adults?
What type is your 3-wheel bike for adults, i.e, what is your sitting position when you ride?
Regular sitting up position (bike on the left) or in a recumbent position (bike on the right):
       
Is your 3-wheel bike e-assist?
What motivated you to purchase a 3-wheel bike for adults?
Click all that apply.
  • * This question is required.
What would make you consider purchasing a 3-wheel bike for adults?
Click all that apply.
 
  • * This question is required.
17. Now that you've provided a lot of information about your cycling habits, which types of cyclists are you?
18. You've just completed Part 1 of the survey.

Will you complete Part 2 of the survey?

For this part, you will review photos of various cycling facilities and conditions, selecting the conditions under which you would feel comfortable cycling.