Community Outreach,
Research & Education

Community Outreach,
Research & Education

50+ Cycling Survey

Year 4 Supports International Research

A team of international researchers is using the 5500 survey responses for research about older adults and cycling. This first-ever nationwide survey in the United States allows researchers from The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Serbia to compare older cyclists in the United States with those in other countries. Two key questions under study are:

  • How do gender and age affect older cyclists’ preferences for cycling conditions?
  • What factors affect cycling cessation from a lifescourse perspective and how does this compare with driving cessation?

Look for a report on what we learn in the fall. A summary report on the 2021 Survey will be available in early winter. This summary report is the Year 4 version of the Year 3 report, available through the Mineta Transportation Institute at this link.

Survey Data Files

We plan to make the datafile of responses available for local researchers. While we will publish a report of all survey response in the U.S. and Canada, there are high response rates from several states that may warrant analysis. For example, we completed a preliminary analysis of responses in California, and a sub-analysis of certain responses for communities in the West Bay for the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning. Click here to view this presentation.