A recent UQ|UP study looked at more than 3300 GPS-tracked ride logs to find out what routes cyclists were using to travel in and around the city. We found that cyclists avoid the shortest or easiest route to their destination in many cases so that they don’t have to cycle near heavy car traffic.
The research was led by former MPhil student Tmnit Halefom, now a PhD candidate at the University of Swinbourne, and supervised by Drs David Pullar and Dorina Pojani.
The study has now been reported in local media, including:
- An article on Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-cyclists-go-out-of-their-way-to-avoid-traffic-stress-literally-20221111-p5bxip.html
- An interview on ABC Radio Brisbane (Mornings, with Rebecca Levinston): www.abc.net.au/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/14100240 (min. 54).