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Survey: Seven in 10 back moves to encourage cycling and walking

Survey: Seven in 10 back moves to encourage cycling and walking

streetspace for london cycle lanes pop-up infra – via TfL An identical proportion also claim they need a car to support their lifestyle though Seven…

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streetspace for london cycle lanes pop-up infra – via TfL An identical proportion also claim they need a car to support their lifestyle though

Seven in 10 respondents to a new survey back moves to encourage cycling and walking and reduce the use of motor vehicles – but an identical percentage, 71 per cent, also claim that their current lifestyle means they need a car.

The high level of agreement with the two statements means that many respondents to the survey, from Ipsos MORI, will be included in both – and the likelihood is that for at least some of those, reducing motor traffic is seen as desirable but only if it affects other people, not themselves.

The survey of a representative sample of 2,240 people aged 16+ in the UK was carried out in February by market research firm Ipsos (link is external) .

It also found that 44% say of respondents said that they would like to cycle more than they currently do – but at the same time, 47 per cent agreed with the statement, “I’m not the kind of person who rides a bicycle.”

> 8 out of 10 people support measures to reduce motor traffic according to Government survey

Younger people were more likely to state that they would like to cycle than those in older age groups, at 58 per cent of people aged 25-34 versus 32 per cent of those aged 55-plus.There was also a difference by gender, with 50 per cent of men […]

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