Tell us how you cycle: Survey of Older Cyclists Now Underway

The Mineta Transportation Institute wants to learn more about older cyclists. Bike Calgary is sharing this survey to help them collect data that can be used to help change the built environment and to support continued cycling as people age.

Increased cycling rates among all ages has sparked the need to learn more about how to make cycling possible and safe in the United States and Canada.  Learning about why and how older adults (50 and older) cycle is no exception, especially since remaining physical active and engaged supports overall wellness. Survey results provide transportation planners and engineers, public health professionals, and journalists with better information about the needs of older adults who cycle, similar to what we know about kids that walk or bike to school.

Based on what we’ve learned so far, here are three reasons to take the survey:

  1. Your cycling experience is important to understanding the range of older cyclists. There are many types of older cyclists riding different types of bicycles. This year’s survey asks the type of bicycle/s your ride and the type of cycling you do.
  2. The survey can help you assess how, when, and where you cycle. Many who have taken the survey in the past month has told us how the survey is a type of self-assessment.
  3. You may know of others to recommend taking the survey OR organizations that can help us reach more older adults with different backgrounds and experience. If so, pass along the link with your won pitch for taking the survey.

Visit this link:

or use this QR Code:

The survey will remain open through March 31, 2022.

A report on the 2020 survey is available here.

Points of contact:  

Dr. Hilary Nixon at


Carol Kachadoorian, MTI Research Associate, at

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