Student Questionnaire

If you are willing to take part to this survey please send the answers back to chiaratirone@gmail.com, also specifying your sex, age and occupation.
There will be no publication of private information or data, if not on specific request.
Anyway this study is not to be diffused for commercial purposes nor other than educational ones.
If you also have any tips or queries just get back to me, I would be very happy to get in contact with the glaswegian cycling world.

 

How often do you cycle?

How do you usually choose the route to follow?

What kind of bike do you use?

Do you wear any protective gear (e.g. helmet, reflectors etc.)?

Do you feel safe when you cycle in the city of Glasgow?

Are you satisfied with the quality of space for cycling in Glasgow?

If not, what do you think that could be done to improve the current situation?

Do you think that the City Council is concerned enough for bicycle traffic in terms of urban planning?

 

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RIDE THIS WEDNESDAY (14th March)

THIS WEDNESDAY!!!

RECLAIM THE ROAD

Assemble from 2200hrs (that’s 10 o’clock at night) in the car park of the John McIntyre Building of Glasgow University

(it’s the building just inside the Main Gates at the TOP of the hill)

Ending at The Kinning Park Complex at about midnight

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/events/188252364618051/

Part of Glasgow University’s “Climate Week”

See Me Save Me

On February 5th 2009, cyclist Eilidh Cairns was knocked down and killed by a tipper lorry in Notting Hill Gate, London. She was an experienced cyclist, making a 20 mile round trip on London roads every day.  The coroner concluded that she was most likely riding ahead of the lorry, which then ran into her rear wheel.

Last year the driver pleaded guilty to driving with uncorrected defective vision and was given 3 points and a £200 fine. He said he did not see her. He is still driving his truck.

Heavy Goods Vehicles count for 45% of all London cyclist deaths but make up only 5% of road traffic. Across Europe 4000 people, mostly unprotected road users such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are killed each because of HGV blind spots.

Eilidh’s sister Kate is campaigning for a change in European law to oblige HGVs to fit sensors and cameras to cover these blind spots and save lives.  You can find out more here:

http://www.eilidhcairns.com/campaign

The key actions you can take are

  • Contact your MEP to ensure they sign Written Declaration 81 to bring in this legislation.  Of Scotland’s MEPs, 3 still haven’t signed (Ian Hudghton, Alyn Smith and Catherine Stihler)
  • Ask your friends and family in other EU constituencies to do the same
  • If you want to do more, you could join the campaign group in London on February 14th or in Strasbourg on February 15th and 16th to lobby MEPs in person