Biking In The Time of Coronavirus – A Statewide Survey
Few aspects of life were untouched by the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. One clear and nearly immediate impact was on how people traveled. When asked to stay close to home to “flatten the curve”, many people chose to get around by bicycle; there was a significant surge in bicycling locally, nationally and internationally.
Paths to Progress, a statewide coalition of bicycle advocates in Rhode Island, sought to document the bicycling surge in Rhode Island, understand what made people feel safe riding bicycles and what, if anything, would help residents maintain their new riding habits in order to reap the multiple health, environmental and social benefits. This information will be valuable to policy and decision-makers as they prioritize projects and begin to implement the Bicycle Mobility Plan.
This report documents the key findings of the Biking in The Time of Coronavirus survey.