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People use the cycle lanes more during weekdays than over the weekends.

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Introduction Hypothesis People use the cycle lanes more during weekdays than over the weekends. The following is a fieldwork project looking at the cycle lanes in Broadstone. A cycle lane is a section of the road, which is only allowed to be used by cyclists it can also be a specifically marked path running through the woods. The lanes on the road are divided from the road using a white line; signs usually indicate the beginning and the end of the lanes. The part of the cycle paths that I am concentrating my survey on is part of the Castleman railway (see map on page 1). All around the world people are aware of the fact that pollution from cars, factories and other such man-made machinery, is causing permanent to the planet. Something has to be done to cut down the number of cars and to improve the environment. People nowadays are conscious of the fact tat that as a human race in total, we are becoming much lazier and lacking fitness due to the modern technology that we possess. The growing congestion of vehicles is beginning to become a major dilemma. ...read more.


The questionnaires were handed out on two and 6 pm on the weekdays, this is so because I thought I would meet the most people during these times, on weekdays I went out at seven in the morning and seven at night this is for the same reason as the last. To get the most results I went out during rush hour on the weekdays and the same time on the weekends to make it a fair test. To get the data that I need I handed out the questionnaire on the next page. By handing out this questionnaire it will give more than enough information to draw a firm conclusion if they use them more during the weekends than during weekdays, if they used them for recreation or work purposes and where they came from. I handed out the questionnaire two weeks after the summer holidays had begun, because it was during the summer holidays it does not affect my results because workers do not have holidays during set times of the year like the schools do. As you have seen in the map that I showed earlier I handed out the questionnaires on a major cycle way junction, which leads to Bournemouth, ...read more.


As you can see chart one shows that most of the cyclists would cycle every day, chart two shows that most people use the cycle lanes 2 or three times a week, chart three shows that the cycle lanes are used mainly for work, chart four shows that most people would use cycle lanes if more were provided. Evaluation From the data that I have collected it is easy to see that most cyclists use the cycle lanes on weekdays rather than weekends the most common reason for this according to the pie charts is due to work then school then recreation then college. From the pie charts you can also see that most of the people who answered the questionnaires would cycle every day. When these results are compared to my hypothesis it is clear that I hypothesised correctly and that the cycles lanes are used more on weekdays than on weekends. Limitations To improve my results I could hand out the questionnaires more times a day and in several different places such as in Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne. Things that could have affected my results were the weather luckily when I handed mine out it was unusually and fortunately sunny which meant there were a lot of people cycling which meant my results would more accurate and more reliable. ...read more.

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