Thursday, January 15, 2015

Take the Scofflaw Bicycling Survey

The University of Colorado Denver is conducting a study about bicyclist behavior. They request your participation in this survey, which will take about 10 or 15 minutes of your time. Your participation is completely voluntary. The results of the survey will be used for research and planning purposes, and your responses are confidential.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Wes Marshall (principal investigator) at 303.352.3741 or If you have any questions for the Institutional Review Board at the University of Colorado Denver, they may be contacted at: (303) 724-1055 or

Description of Survey:
This survey asks questions about your travel patterns and experiences as a bicyclist under various situations. The survey is part of a larger study intending to better understand our transportation system and what factors might correlate with different behavior patterns. [Visit the survey site for more ...]

Poster's note: A few years ago, we conducted our own survey in Delaware, and the results showed that bicyclists would be less inclined to break the law if properly designed bicycle facilities were provided. Check it out here, including a link to the actual survey results. Check out the results of a study conducted in Portland OR, showing a 94% compliance rate.

Surveys show overwhelming support for striping, signage, and other treatments that safely integrate bicycling with other road users. Properly designed, they should place the bicyclist in an optimal position against right turning vehicles, and never hug curbs or door zones. The above bike lane was added after the road was already striped for cars only; the erased taper lines can still be seen cutting across just ahead of the bicyclist in the picture.

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