The Profile of Bicycle User in the City of Juiz de Fora, Brazil


Juiz de Fora is a city located in Minas Gerais - Brazil, which has 513,348 inhabitants (2007), a fleet of 143,154 vehicles (2008) being considered the largest city in this region by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE and comes facing problems related to transport, transit and land use. The city is mountainous, however, its main transit corridors are located in plain areas, as well as its center of activities.

This research aims to identify the bicycle user profile, knowing their socioeconomic characteristics and use of bicycles as means of transportation in order to use these data as a tool to aid in the development of public policy at the local level, encouraging the sustainable urban mobility, quality of life in the city and ensure a good quality of service to the user of public urban transportation system.

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