Started 2016 and ended 2016-07-29
This is a paper I worked on with my fellow PhD student, Trudy Ledsham, and my advisor, Steven Farber. We use data from Toronto to try to identify the relationship between building type (apartment, house, etc.) and the likelihood of someone cycling rather than using some other mode like walking or transit as population density increases. The results indicate that up to a point, density and cycling are positively related, but once an area is dense enough that many people are living in tall apartment buildings, increased density may have a negative effect on cycling.
The paper was published in the Transportation Research Record and is available below as a pre-proof.