How Cycling is Perceived in Budapest Based on Household Survey Results

  • Tamás Mátrai
    Affiliation

    Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 1–3.

  • János Tóth
    Affiliation

    Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 1–3.

  • Julio Cruz
    Affiliation

    Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 1–3.

Abstract

With the increasing awareness of ecosystem limitation, cycling, as a transportation mode, has been promoted as an approach to preserve our resources of raw materials and encourage healthier habits in our everyday lives.
Aiming to gather data about cycling in Budapest and its agglomeration, a random walk based household survey with 1511 individuals was carried out. Two main groups were targeted during the household survey: citizens who have used their bicycle for transportation in the past 30 days (n = 672) and those who are willing to use bicycles given the right circumstances (n = 839). After the general household related questions, the main part of the questionnaire explored cycling behavior through 7 questions. It was possible to value parameters such as cycling impacts in society, cycling infrastructure development and its spatial behavior, perceived safety, morale, safe infrastructure, facilities, cost sensitivity and the impact of dedicated cycling infrastructure in Budapest.

Keywords: household survey, cycling, mode choice, route choice, cycling infrastructure
Published online
2020-03-31
How to Cite
Mátrai, T., Tóth, J., Cruz, J. “How Cycling is Perceived in Budapest Based on Household Survey Results”, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 64(2), pp. 474-484, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.14961
Section
Research Article