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dc.contributor.advisorChase, Lindsayen
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Eleni
dc.coverage.spatialNanaimo, Regional District of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/12031881/en
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-22T14:57:51Z
dc.date.available2020-04-22T14:57:51Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationGibson, E. (2020). Cycling into the future: Assessing attitudes towards e-bikes in a mid-sized, sprawled Canadian city (Unpublished master's thesis). Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, B.C.en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.25316/IR-15067
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/23159
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-15067
dc.descriptionMajor projecten_US
dc.description.abstractCycling offers an alternative to carbon-intensive transportation, yet cycling rates in North America remain relatively low. Electric bicycles offer a low-barrier entry to cycling that have the potential to encourage a transition to more sustainable and healthy transportation modes. This research aims to fill a gap in research on e-bike use and adoption in a Canadian context. A survey was conducted to assess openness and attitudes to e-biking for transportation in Nanaimo, BC. Interviews with e-bike retailers were conducted to determine what trends can already be seen in Nanaimo. The results from the survey and interviews indicate a high level of interest in e-bikes by non-cyclists, but barriers such as cost and risk of theft may prevent pursuit of e-biking. Interview results suggest that e-bikes are gaining in popularity in Nanaimo, predominantly by older adults for recreational purposes, but also with younger adults who are interested in e-biking for transportation. Policy recommendations to encourage e-cycling are described at the end of the document.en_US
dc.format.extent132 pg.en
dc.format.mediumtexten
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElectronic version published by Vancouver Island Universityen_US
dc.subject.lcshElectric bicyclesen
dc.subject.lcshCyclingen
dc.subject.lcshTransportation--Planningen
dc.subject.lcshTransportation--British Columbia--Nanaimoen
dc.titleCycling into the future: Assessing attitudes towards e-bikes in a mid-sized, sprawled Canadian cityen_US
dc.typePaperen_US
dc.ThesisDegree.nameMaster in Community Planningen
dc.ThesisDegree.levelMaster'sen
dc.ThesisDegree.disciplineCommunity Planningen
dc.ThesisDegree.grantorVancouver Island Universityen
dc.description.noteThesis/major project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Community Planning in the department of Community Planning, Faculty of Social Sciencesen
dc.description.fulltexthttps://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23159/GibsonProject.pdf?sequence=3en
dc.identifier.doi10.25316/IR-15067


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