Creating cultural change through the theory of planned behavior and cultural interpretation : a project to promote the use and safety of bicycling for transportation

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Issue Date
2011
Authors
Lafaye, Hobit
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Keywords
Ithaca (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century. , Choice of transportation -- New York (State) -- Ithaca. , Bicycle commuting -- New York (State) -- Ithaca. , Cycling -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Safety measures. , Collective behavior -- New York (State) -- Ithaca. , Attitude change -- New York (State) -- Ithaca. , Transportation -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Abstract
Purpose of the project is to promote the safe use of utilitarian bicycling, specifically bicycling as a means of transportation, through the design of a series of interpretive signs along with an associated website for the example city of Ithaca, NY. The author posits that creating a significant modal shift in transportation mode from motor vehicles requires interrelated changes in policy, infrastructure, and cultural beliefs -- and asserts that this project addresses the latter. Using interpretive exhibits and the theory of planned behavior, the following goals are to be promoted: awareness of cycling as feasible transportation option; drivers’ awareness and empathy of cyclists; provide drivers and cyclists with an easily accessible source of information; promote the social acceptability and efficacy of cycling; reduce barriers to participation. Also provides an overview of research on the personal and societal benefits of bike commuting, constraints, promotion strategies, and the theory of planned behavior.
Description
[iv], 243 p. : ill., photographs, posters, map ; 29 cm.
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