A research project on the impact of cargo bikes and travel patters is being conducted by Dr. William Riggs of the Department of City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in partnership with Yuba Bikes. A ‘cargo bike’ is defined as a: human powered vehicle / bicycle designed and constructed specifically for transporting loads. Other terms used are: utility bike, freight bicycles, carrier cycles, freight tricycles, box bikes, cycle-trucks, or long johns. The purpose of the study is to learn more about how people commute to work via bike – specifically cargo bikes and how they may influence travel via bikes differently that standard bicycles.
You are being asked to take part in this study by answering questions in this online survey. Your participation will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Please be aware that you are not required to participate in this research and you may discontinue your participation at any time without penalty. You may omit any items you prefer not to answer.
There is no direct benefit to you from participating in this study and no risks anticipated with participation. A potential indirect benefit of this research may be an increased understanding of the use of different types of bikes and some idea of what might motivate people to ride. Your responses will be provided anonymously to protect your privacy, however, as with all research, there is a minimal chance that anonymity could be compromised; however, we are taking precautions to minimize this risk, such as encrypting all data files and storing them in a secure location.
If you have questions regarding this study or would like to be informed of the results when the study is completed, please feel free to contact Dr. William Riggs via email at [email protected] If you have concerns regarding the manner in which the study is conducted, you may contact Dr. Steve Davis, Chair of the Cal Poly Human Subjects Committee, at (805) 756-2754, [email protected], or Dr. Dean Wendt, Interim Dean of Research, at (805) 756-1508, [email protected]