Vol 6, No 2 (2015) > Civil Engineering >

Analysis of Student Perception on Infrastructure and Willingness to Cycle

Jachrizal Sumabrata, Tri Tjahjono, Maulana Gituri



Understanding the role
of the built environment in decisions to bicycle may lead to positive
infrastructure policy. Several studies support the notion that providing
bicycle infrastructure, particularly lanes and paths, can increase bicycle use.
Many of these studies, however, rely on aggregate data, making it difficult to
examine the direct relationship between infrastructure and behavior. The aim of
this paper is to identify the arrangements of bicycle infrastructure at
Universitas Indonesia (UI) Campus Depok, and to provide recommendations to
fulfill the needs of cyclists so as to encourage cycling on campus. Bicycle
infrastructure at the Universitas Indonesia Campus receives good ratings. The
findings indicate that the quality of facilities strongly influences
respondents' assessment, followed by perceptions of reliability, convenience,
accessibility, and security. The willingness to use a bicycle as a mode of
transport on campus is influenced by reliability and accessibility. This paper
concludes that UI has the opportunity to become a more bicycle-friendly campus,
and that greater cycle ability can be achieved by planning, investment of funds
for infrastructure development, and programs aimed at improving safety and
enhancing convenience.

Keywords: Cycling, Student Perception, University Campus, Green Transport

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