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Table 4 Deterrents to bicycle share use among unlikely users (n = 610), ranked by the number of respondents that selected each item

From: Who is in the near market for bicycle sharing? Identifying current, potential, and unlikely users of a public bicycle share program in Vancouver, Canada

Rank Deterrents n (weighted) % of total
1 Prefer own bicycle 286 46.9
2 Less convenient than other types of transportation 222 36.4
3 Rain and bad weather 218 35.8
4 Traffic 214 35.1
5 Not interested in bicycling 192 31.4
6 Fear injury from crashes or falls 141 23.2
7 Cost is too expensive 122 20.1
8 No stations near home 118 19.3
9 Health concerns 106 17.3
10 Destinations are too far to bicycle 96 15.7
11 Time limits 92 15.1
12 Steep hills along my route 67 11.0
13 No stations near destination 58 9.5
14 I don’t know how to use the system 52 8.5
15 I don’t like having to wear a helmet 51 8.3
16 Bicycles are too heavy 35 5.8
17 No designated or separated bicycle lanes along my route 30 4.8
18 Not enough public bicycles at docking stations 15 2.4