Safer Cycling Survey

  • Published: YouGov (commissioned by RoSPA), 2015
  • Authors: YouGov (commissioned by RoSPA)
  • Date Added: 28 Aug 2016
  • Last Update: 28 Aug 2016
  • Format: html

Objectives

This article summarises the key findings of the Safer Cycling Survey 2015.

Methodology

Survey answered by 2,169 people.

Key Findings:

  • 58 per cent of people said they never cycle, 18 per cent of people said they cycle less often than once every six months, 23 per cent said they cycle at least once every six months, 14 per cent said they cycle at least once a month and 8 per cent of people said they cycle once a week or more often.

  • 36 per cent of respondents said that they would like to cycle more than they currently do, with “concerns around the safety of road cycling” (41 per cent) and “concerns about drivers treating me badly when cycling” (31 per cent) being the main reasons given as to what prevents them from cycling more often were. 39 per cent of people said that they would cycle more often if cycling on the roads was safer.

Themes

Cycling frequency, perceived safety

Comments

The results reveal that more still needs to be done to encourage more people to cycle, primarily by making the roads in the UK feel safer.

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