Attitudes towards active mobility in Singapore: A qualitative study
Rojas López, Maria Cecilia
Wong, Yiik Diew
Date of Issue2017
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Centre for Infrastructure Systems
Active modes of transport (i.e. walking and cycling) are being encouraged in many countries. Singapore is advocating strong efforts to attract more users to travel by walking and cycling and thereby achieve ‘car-lite’ travel. To attract users towards a certain transport alternative, it is important to understand their current perceptions and attitudes towards it and accordingly develop a suitable transport network and related schemes. This paper employs two qualitative techniques, focus group sessions and one-to-one interviews, to gain a deeper understanding of adults and elders perceived advantages, disadvantages, concerns and opportunities to promote walking and cycling in Singapore. It was found that users are comfortable with the walking infrastructure, but they expressed that more can be done to improve the cycling infrastructure including provision of wider paths and parking facilities. Overall, more positive attitudes were registered towards cycling than walking. Work incentives such as flexible working hours are preferred by users to promote walking and cycling. Education to all road users (pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists) was mentioned as a key initiative to increase safety and effective sharing of facilities.
Case Studies on Transport Policy
© 2017 World Conference on Transport Research Society (published by Elsevier). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in Case Studies on Transport Policy, published by Elsevier on behalf of World Conference on Transport Research Society. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2017.07.002].