In emerging cycling regions, cyclists and motorists share the road due to cycling infrastructure scarcity. This study investigates the chain of stimuli, cognition, emotion, and behavior associated with the road-sharing experience through the thematic analysis of talk-backs posted in response to news items related to cyclist-motorist crashes. Results show: (a) cycling infrastructure scarcity and perceived road use rights trigger emotional stress; (b) motorists and cyclists perceive the road-sharing experience as life-threatening and experience anxiety, anger, and fear; (c) drivers' coping strategies are confrontational, problem-solving, and social-support seeking, while cyclists' coping strategies are avoidance, confrontational, and problem-solving.
|Journal||International Journal of Sustainable Transportation|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- emerging cycling region
- fear-based exclusion
- narrative analysis
- road sharing