But how can we get more people on bikes? We have a real opportunity in Christchurch, after the quakes, to make Christchurch very cycle friendly and get on this list of the world's most bike-friendly cities.
So we needed to conduct some research and find out what stops people from cycling. So we created a googleform which you can find here.
So far, we have had responses from Merivale to Munich and from Maine to Miami. We've discovered that only 13% of the people we surveyed bike most days! Only one person bikes everyday- we think that might be Mrs C-M's husband, Dave!
|87% of the people we surveyed never bike or bike every now and then.|
We asked the 87% of people who don't bike much at all, what stopped them from biking and here's what we found out.
The two main reasons why people don't cycle are "I don't feel safe" and "I carry heavy bags."
Our next step is to select one of these challenges and try to solve it! We will brainstorm some solutions to our chosen challenge and the create a rubric which rates each of our solutions on criteria we've established for identifying which solution is the most feasible. Then we will create an action plan to put our chosen solution into place.
Watch this space!