About this project

This research project is studying how often people bicycle, how far, long, and fast or slow they bicycle, and where they bicycle. The study is being conducted with Portland area adults. The results of this study will be used to understand how various factors influence people's decisions on whether and where to bicycle, including where they live, the presence of bike lanes and paths, and other factors. The first phase of the project included a random phone survey of adults in the Portland , Oregon region. Some of the results from that survey are available here. The second phase of the project involves using global positioning system (GPS) devices on people's bicycles to accurately record where and when they ride their bicycle.

The principal investigator for this project is Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning.
The project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Active Living Research program and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)..

Project Update (June 2, 2008)

We have completed data collection and are busy analyzing the data. There were from 164 participants, logging over 1,500 bike trips, totalling about 7,000 miles. Jennifer Dill presented some of the results at the Friday Transportation Seminar on May 16 and at a Congressional Briefing on May 15.