The Effect of Improving Cycleway Environment on the Recreational Benefits of Bicycle Tourism

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Sep 17;16(18):3460. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16183460.


Bicycle tourism is one of the popular physical activities for sport tourists. Since the physical environment may affect bicycling behavior, it becomes an important determinant for cyclists to choose a cycleway. Exploratory factor analysis is performed to extract the perception of environmental quality of cyclists into five main factors, including safety, light facilities, lane design, landscape, and environment cleanliness. The contingent behavior method (CBM) is adopted to measure the quality improvement projects in different scenarios of light facility and landscape improvement. The results showed that the improvement projects increased the intended number of trips and the recreational benefits of cyclists.

Keywords: bicycle tourism; contingent behavior method; environment quality; recreational benefits.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Bicycling*
  • Environment Design*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recreation*
  • Research Design
  • Travel*