280 people responded to our 2010 BCC Survey. 90% of them had participated in the BCC. Here are some highlights of their answers to our questions:
The top 3 motivations for participating in the BCC were:
- Personal health and well-being
- Concern for the environment
- To lead by example
About 40% of respondents made most of their trips by bike already (before participating in the BCC). Of those who did not, most (33% of respondents) drove alone and many used a combination of modes of travel.
17% of respondents said that the BCC influenced them to try practical cycling, and 49% of all respondents said that it influenced them to bike more frequently.
Respondents had many reasons to feel the BCC was a rewarding experience. 48% liked the coupons, and many people commented that it is most rewarding to contribute, be a menber of a team or of the greater cycling community, and to feel that one is making a difference.
One respondent did not participate in the BCC because s/he feels that it is just for "wannabes" and fair-weather cyclists, unlike her/him, who rides year-round. Our survey results show that while many of our participants are new to bike commuting or ride more during the BCC(and those are two of our main goals), a significant number of BCC participants choose cycling as their primary mode of transportation year-round.
Whether or not you responded to the survey, please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, ideas or feedback about the BCC!