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‘Should governments invest in cycle paths to encourage more cycling?’

Wayne Thomas

Empirical Economics Letters, Volume: 21, Issue: 6

Swansea University Author: Wayne Thomas

Abstract

Low incidences of cycling are thought to be due to low cycling confidence, expected effects on physical appearance, and income, and yet recent UK government policy targets expenditures on cycle paths. This paper empirically investigates these associations using a selection corrected ordered Probit m...

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Published in: Empirical Economics Letters
Published: Abstract 2022
Online Access: http://www.eel.my100megs.com/volume-21-number-6.htm
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa64946
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Abstract: Low incidences of cycling are thought to be due to low cycling confidence, expected effects on physical appearance, and income, and yet recent UK government policy targets expenditures on cycle paths. This paper empirically investigates these associations using a selection corrected ordered Probit model and finds that appearance and feeling poor affect the propensity to cycle but not the frequency of cycling. Cycle paths do not stimulate cyclists to cycle more, but better knowledge of them may entice some to start cycling.
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Issue: 6