Bike life

Why are cyclists the happiest commuters?
Dad and daughter biking in Rotorua
Photo credit: Lani Kereopa

Cyclists are consistently shown to be the happiest commuters.  Yet there is not a lot of research that explores why.  This project seeks to increase our understanding of what makes cycling a particularly enjoyable way to get around the city.  We bring together cycling ethnography, interview research with cyclists, exercise science, and transport psychology to improve our understanding of why cyclists are the happiest commuters.  Check out a recent presentation here

Commute satisfaction by transport mode
Commute satisfaction by mode (Source Smith, 2017).