Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Allameh Tabataba’i, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Eyvanekey, Semnan, Iran


Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the role of urban management and cultural adoption of public cycling on sustainable urban development.
Methods: The research method was correlation by applying structural equation model approach. The statistical population of the research included Tehran's citizens who were the members of the BDOOD system (N=215/409).  Finally, 319 people were selected as the sample using cluster-random sampling.  These participants were studied in a period of 12 months. To collect data, three questionnaires were used.  The face and content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by the related experts using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Also, the reliability was obtained above 0.7 using Cronbach's alpha for all three questionnaires. To analysis data, descriptive statistics were used for data classification, and in inferential statistics, Pearson correlation tests were used in SPSS software and structural equation modeling was utilized in AMOS software.
Results: Based on the results, it was found that urban management had a significant positive effect on sustainable development and acculturation of citizens and acculturation on sustainable urban development. It was also observed that citizens' acculturation plays a mediating role in the relationship between urban management and sustainable urban development.
Conclusion: The results emphasize the need to strengthen indicators such as infrastructure, facilities, aesthetics, culture, security, sociability and geographical differentiation in the future policies of citizens' using bicycles in order to achieve the goals of sustainable urban development, especially sustainable environment and urban health