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Transport and Travel in Scotland 2010

Summarises a broad range of transport statistics including road vehicles, traffic, casualties, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport and personal travel as well as providing some comparisons with GB figures. Further breakdowns of Scottish Household Survey transport data including households' access to cars and bikes, frequency of driving, modes of travel to work and school, use and opinions of public transport and access to services are also presented.


Table 25: [Cycling] Reasons why do not cycle to work and why do not have a bicycle, 2009-2010

Reasons why do not cycle to work percentages
Do not have a bike 38
Too far to cycle 30
Weather too cold / wet / windy 15
Too many cars on the roads 13
Traffic travels too fast 11
Prefer to drive 9
Inconsiderate drivers 8
Concerns for personal safety on dark / lonely roads 8
No way to carry luggage / shopping 7
Not fit enough 6
Can't be bothered 6
Nowhere at work to shower / change 6
Don't have time to cycle 6
Too hilly 5
Road surfaces are dangerous 4
Can't ride a bike 3
Worried about pollution from traffic 2
Health reasons 2
Not enough safe places to lock bike 2
Nowhere to keep a bicycle at home 2
Inconsiderate pedestrians in towns\cities 1
Too many bikes stolen 1
Sample size (=100%) 10,591
If do not have a bike, reasons why not
Other 25
Too many cars on the roads 14
Cannot ride a bike 14
Prefer to drive 11
Too far to cycle 8
Don't have time to cycle 7
Traffic travels too fast 7
Nowhere to keep a bicycle at home 6
Too lazy 6
Weather too cold / wet / windy 5
Inconsiderate drivers 5
Not fit enough 4
Concerns for personal safety on dark / lonely roads 3
No way to carry luggage / shopping 3
Too hilly 2
Not enough safe places to lock bike 2
Health reasons 2
Nowhere at work to shower / change 2
Road surfaces are dangerous 1
Too many bikes stolen 1
Worried about pollution from traffic 1
Inconsiderate pedestrians in towns\cities 0
Sample size (=100%) 3,806
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