Study shows lack of infrastructure biggest thing holding people back from cycling

In Melbourne study, over half said they owned a bike, but only one in five cycled once a week

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An Australian study has shown that a lack of cycling infrastructure that separates cyclists from motor traffic is the biggest reason behind people not cycling.

Research for the Journal of Transport & Health, commissioned by The Conversation, which was based on a survey of 3,999 people in Melbourne, shows that most participants owned a bike (57%), but only one in five (20%) rode a bike once a week.

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