Three Types of Cyclists

A study of cyclists in Ashland, Oregon has found three distinct types of bike riders, the majority of which are interesting in riding, but concerned about safety issues.

November 15, 2010, 6:00 AM PST

By Nate Berg


The study found three groups of cyclists in the city, according to Kittelson & Associates Inc. which also performed the survey in other cities.

"The first type, which makes up only about .5 percent of the population, is "strong and fearless," and will bike regardless of road conditions. Then there are "enthused and confident" bikers, about 7 percent of residents, who are comfortable with the current bike network.

The largest group of cyclists, about 60 percent of the population, are "interested but concerned" about the safety of the existing bike network."

Friday, November 12, 2010 in Ashland Daily Tidings

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