Thursday, August 20, 2009

Brief Cleveland Cycling Survey

As long as you at least occasionally use a bicycle as transportation in the Cleveland area, you are very welcome and encouraged to participate in this survey!

This short survey is being carried out as a part of a graduate research project at the Freie-Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany, that is investigating cycling in Cleveland and in Pittsburgh. The research is primarily concerned with factors that influence bicycle use in these cities, especially the role of advocacy and advocacy groups. If you have any questions or comments regarding this research, feel free to write an email to:

All responses are completely anonymous and no personal information is being collected.

Thank you very much for your interest and participation!

If you know others that use a bicycle in Cleveland, it would be greatly appreciated if you could send them the link and ask them to participate as well!

P.S. I contacted the cycling advocacy groups in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and they both assured me that the survey is legitimate. The Cleveland survey appears to be specific to just Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, so if you live in another NE Ohio county, there are no "other" options to select.


  1. Okay, but why is a research group in Germany studying bike use in Cleveland and Pittsburgh? Outsourcing? That's kind of weird. Why would people in Germany care about Cleveland and Pittsburgh cycling habits? Of all the cities in the US!

  2. I sent a note to the survey author, and just heard back from him. He is getting his Master's degree in Metropolitan Studies in Germany, but he is originally from Pittsburgh.