The 4 Types of Cyclists on U.S. City Streets
Strong and fearless. Enthused and confident. Interested but concerned. No way no how. Where do you fall?
A decade ago, Portland bike chief Roger Geller famously sorted the city’s cycling population into four kinds of riders.
Turns out that four-part typology fits the rest of urban America pretty well, too. In a new study, set to be presented next week at a major transportation conference, planning scholars Jennifer Dill and Nathan McNeil of Portland State University report a similar national breakdown based on phone and online surveys of 3,000 residents of the 50 largest U.S. metros. The results align with Geller’s estimates as well as a 2013 analysis of Portland in particular by Dill and McNeil.
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