Short report on Big Ride survey
I’ve just finished writing up a short report on our LCC Big Ride Survey. It’s basically a summary of findings with some examples of how people responded to the open questions, such as why they were motivated to attend. Many referred to problematic experiences of cycling as a motivator, and to a feeling of a political window of opportunity for cycling. To give a couple of examples:
‘I am a regular cyclist concerned about the still inadequate facilities in London for myself and fellow cyclists.’
‘I don’t particularly like big, organised marshalled rides but I felt I ought to attend to support the LCC’s campaign for better cycling infrastructure, as I cycle in central London every day.
When i’m feeling optimistic, I get a sense that we’re almost at tipping point and London could become a place where normal people ride bikes all the time and cars are marginalised. It feels like a good time to be part of a campaign to keep pushing for that.’
You can read the short report here, and I’m planning to do more in-depth analysis later in the year – updated to be posted.