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Table 2 The Active Commuting Route Environment Scale (ACRES) for bicyclists

From: Exploring bikeability in a metropolitan setting: stimulating and hindering factors in commuting route environments

  15-point response scale
Question 1 15
1. How do you experience the environment on the whole along the route? Very bad Very good
2. Do you think that, on the whole, the environment you cycle in stimulates/hinders your commuting? Hinders a lot Stimulates a lot
3. How do you find the exhaust fume levels along your route? Very low Very high
4. How do you find the noise levels along your route? Very low Very high
5. How do you find the flow of motor vehicles (number of cars) along your route? Very low Very high
6. How do you find the speeds of motor vehicles (taxis, lorries, ordinary cars, buses) along your route? Very low Very high
7. How do you find other cyclists' speeds along your route? Very low Very high
8. How do you as a cyclist find the congestion levels in mixed traffic, caused by all types of vehicles, along your route? Very low Very high
9. How do you find the congestion levels caused by the number of cyclists on the cycle paths/cycle lanes along your route? Very low Very high
10. How do you find the occurrence of conflicts between you as a cyclist and other road users (including pedestrians) along your route? Very low Very high
11. About how large a part of your route consists of cycle paths/cycle lanes/cycle roads separated from motor-car traffic? 0% 100%*
12. How unsafe/safe do you feel in traffic as a cyclist along your route? Very unsafe Very safe
13. How do you find the availability of greenery (natural areas, parks, planted items, trees) along your route? Very low Very high
14. How ugly/beautiful do you find the surroundings along your route? Very ugly Very beautiful
15. To what extent do you feel that your cycle trip is made more difficult by the course of the route?
For example, a course with many sharp turns, detours, changes in direction, side changeovers etc.
Very little Very much
16. To what extent do you feel that your cycle trip is made more difficult by hilliness?
Base this on the route to and from your place of work/study.
Very little Very much
17. To what extent do you feel that your progress in traffic is worsened by the number of red lights during your trip to your place of work/study? Very little Very much
18. How short/long do you experience your route to be? Very short Very long
  1. Note that this is a translation of the original ACRES in Swedish
  2. *11-point scale