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Vintercykling i Umeå: Om faktorer som påverkar viljan att cykla till sitt arbete i Umeå under vinterhalvåret
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to identify factors, which decide wheter you choose to commute with bicycle to work in the winterseason. The study is conducted in Umea, in the norhtern part of Sweden. The study is based on 509 answers from a webbased survey, conducted on municipal employees. The study has investigated which factors that affect different commuting groups from a gender perspective. The groups, which has been compared is motorists, wintercyclist and summercyclists. Further the study has analyzed the municipal policydocuments on winterroadmaintainance.

The results are summed up around different kinds of maintenance at winterroads. A better snowclearance would induce more to choose the bicycle, which is a very important finding. As it comes to the policydocuments of Umea municipality, the maintainance of bicyclewinterroads of paths has been less prioritized the last years. The summercyclist is found to be the group, which is easiest to convert to wintercyclist, due to their longer travel time in the winterseason with other travelmodes than bicycle. The study has also found a differens of deciding factors between men and women. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
Cykelplanering, vintercykling, styrdokument, Umeå, genus, attityde
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73640OAI: diva2:633429
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Umeå Kommun och BeGreen Umeå
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-25 Last updated: 2013-06-27Bibliographically approved

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