Air pollution survey for cyclists


Photo by Alix Aylen from her dandy series Exiting Toronto, this photo was taken on the road to Mexico City.

Air pollution survey for cyclists being conducted at the University of Toronto

A group of researchers led by Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou at the University of Toronto is running this stated-preference survey (links below) that aims to capture the trade offs bicyclists are willing to make to avoid exposure to traffic-related air pollution.

The first link is for commuter bicyclists (those who use bicycles for their commute to work or school) and the second link is for bicyclists who use bicycles for recreational purposes.

Commute by bike:

Recreational cyclist:

The survey is approved by the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board of the University of Toronto. Participants must be 18 years or older to complete the survey. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Please note that participation is absolutely voluntary, anonymous and confidential. You can withdraw at any point during the survey. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the research team: Sabreena Anowar (; Naveen Eluru (; Marianne Hatzopoulou (

dandyhorse will report back on the results of this survey. The survey will close on June 15, 2016.


Traffic next to the bike lane on Adelaide. Photo by Claire McFarlane from Bike Spotting on Adelaide.

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