Transport

Client: City of Edinburgh Council
Project: Secure Cycle Parking Surveys (Pre and post installation)
Background: The City of Edinburgh Council is committed, through its Active Travel Action Plan, to increasing the percentage of all journeys in the city by bike to 10% by 2020. One of the biggest barriers to cycling in the city is a lack of suitable cycle parking for residents in tenement areas. The Council approved the trialling of on-street cycle parking at 5 locations with tenement residences, aiming to help encourage more take-up of cycling whilst helping to reduce bike clutter in stairwells.
Method: Progressive undertook CAPI research with residents both before and after the installation of the secure on-street parking in order to measure baseline attitudes and subsequent changes in behaviour following implementation (6 months and 12 months after installation), as well as evaluating views of the secure cycle parking units in terms of aesthetics etc.
Outcome: CEC was provided with full data sets in SPSS along with cross-tabulation analysis in Excel.
The findings will be used in the roll-out of the scheme across the city.
Key contact: Ruth Bryan Associate Director
Email: ruth.bryan@progressivepartnership.co.uk
Tel: 0131 297 2564