Introduction

If you could affordably hire an electric bike or an adapted bike, would this make cycling more accessible and enjoyable for you or a member of  your family?

An electric bike provides a boost of power as you are pedaling.  An adapted bike may be hand powered or a trike or a tandem for example. These adapted bikes make cycling accessible for people with, for example, visual impairments, difficulties balancing or other disabilities.

Making these bikes publicly available would require a considerable investment to buy, maintain and operate and so Aberdeenshire Council and its partners wish to gauge public interest before pursuing a funding bid.  

If  you think you may be interested in hiring electric bikes or adapted bikes to make cycling a more accessible activity for you, or a member of your family,  then we would be very grateful if you could complete our survey.

What is your cycling experience to date? (or that of the family member you are completing this on behalf of)

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* 1. What is your cycling experience to date? (or that of the family member you are completing this on behalf of)

If you (or your family member) do not cycle regularly, what prevents this?

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* 2. If you (or your family member) do not cycle regularly, what prevents this?

How far would you be willing and able to travel to a place where you could hire an e-bike or an adapted bike?

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* 3. How far would you be willing and able to travel to a place where you could hire an e-bike or an adapted bike?

How much would  you be prepared to pay to hire an e-bike or an adapted bike?

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* 4. How much would  you be prepared to pay to hire an e-bike or an adapted bike?

If there were a membership scheme which offered you cheaper bike hire would you be likely to join?

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* 5. If there were a membership scheme which offered you cheaper bike hire would you be likely to join?

How frequently do you think you may wish to hire an e-bike or adapted bike?

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* 6. How frequently do you think you may wish to hire an e-bike or adapted bike?

What would motivate you to hire an e-bike or adapted bike?  Please select your top three motivations

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* 7. What would motivate you to hire an e-bike or adapted bike?  Please select your top three motivations

It may be possible to offer group cycle rides led by a qualified Ride Leader.  Do you think this is something that might appeal?

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* 8. It may be possible to offer group cycle rides led by a qualified Ride Leader.  Do you think this is something that might appeal?

Are you aware of the National Cycle Network routes near you?

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* 9. Are you aware of the National Cycle Network routes near you?

How important are the following to you when choosing a route to cycle?

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* 10. How important are the following to you when choosing a route to cycle?

  very important important not very important not important at all
that it is relatively flat
that it is not on roads shared with vehicles
that it is a circular route
that there is a convenient stop for refreshments en route
that there is somewhere to visit for another activity en route
that there is a leaflet available detailing the route
that I had someone to cycle with 
that there was public transport to the start/finish place
that there was car parking at the start/finish place
What is  your nearest town?

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* 11. What is  your nearest town?

What age group are you in?

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* 12. What age group are you in?

Do you consider yourself (or your family member) to have a disability?

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* 13. Do you consider yourself (or your family member) to have a disability?

Are you?

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* 14. Are you?

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