|Authors:||Ole Aasvik, Torkel Bjørnskau|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1408-9|
The zero growth target indicates that future growth in passenger traffic in cities and towns should be in the form of walking, cycling and public transport. Good operation and maintenance of cycle infrastructure are important to achieve this. The report shows the results of a survey of 2555 cyclists in nine urban areas about their perception of operation and maintenance for cycling. Many people are happy with the current situation, but still many believe that there is room for improvement. In the summer, holes and bumps, as well as sand, gravel and glass shards on the tarmac are experienced as problems. High curbs are also a problem for some. In winter, many people think maintenance is less than adequate on sidewalks and bike paths, and some believe it is used too much salt. The cyclists from Trondheim, Bergen and Tromsø are least satisfied; the cyclists from Kristiansand, Rogaland and Kongsberg are most satisfied. Women, and especially those over the age of 60, are more concerned about difficult cycling conditions than men are, especially in winter. The results indicate that even better operation and maintenance can lead to more people choosing to ride a bike.