Negative Influence On Road Cycling

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Driver behavior is also cited as having a negative influence on participants’ cycling experience, as it is reported that some motorists are particularly violent towards cyclists and others are unaware of them and so did not leave the necessary space. For some participants, these experiences presented a barrier to on-road cycling. Due to the volume of traffic and the driver habits, cyclists are rushing, pushing on crowed roads. One interviewee told that “I don’t think it is just specific to this Jaffna area, it is nationwide. It is the totally different way of mind-set that they have in Jaffna. If we consider the cycling in Jaffna City as a collection of acquisitioned practices and mental phenomena of each society which grants…show more content…
Share of the total travel time has been considered under this share of transport. (See figure 4.1) Cycling makes up nearly 67% of total travel time whilst 21% of travel time is spent by public transport. Figure: 4.1, Share of Total Travel Time Based on this result, most of the times of total travel time are spending for cycling. This is a physical and mentally healthful and effective for the Jaffna people and their bodies and minds are better equipped. 4.1.3 Mode share by age group Figure 4.2 shows travel patterns of cycling for various age groups. School – aged children, young adults, secondary education students (University students, Technical College students and University College students) businessmen and elderly people were the most likely to choose the bicycle as an active travel mode. Those 11 – 20 and 21 – 30 years old spend the greatest percentage of their travel time for cycling at respectively 51.1 percent and 31.7 percent of their total travel time. Those 55 – 64 also spend over 10 percent of their travel time for cycling. Figure 4.2, Bicycle Travel time by Age group (Percentage of total time spent for travelling by bicycle/ day) Cycling makes up 40 – 60 percent of overall mode for travelling and trips (see figure 4.3). Those 11 – 20 and 21 – 30 years old uses the cycling as greatest percentage of their travel mode at respectively 60.3 percent and 41.3 percent of their
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