Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty Member

2 Master's degree in Sports Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Allameh Tabataba'i University  

4 Non-Governmental-Non-Profit Ivan Kay University



The purpose of the research was to analyze the factors affecting the development of cycling culture with the approach of promoting citizenship sport.


The present study was applied, the method of doing it quantitatively, the type of research of structural equation. The statistical population was all experts, cycling and citizenship experts who were selected by sampling (n = 175). The research tool was a researcher -made questionnaire from library studies and interviews with experts whose reliability was calculated through Cronbach's alpha (α = 0.89). In order to investigate the instrument's factor structure, the exploratory factor analysis test was used to evaluate the structural validity of the exploratory factor analysis and to evaluate the instrument's confirmation factor analysis of the minimum squares through PLS software.

The results of the research showed that among various factors, such as communication management of the scientific and executive part of sports, focusing on youth skill development, principled planning, political-economic factors with a factor load (0.89), and support of related organizations (0.86) had the greatest impact. had the

Based on the results of the research, to promote and develop the cycling culture, the capacity of using bicycles should be increased at the city level. In this regard, it is suggested that in addition to the all-around cooperation of the institutions in charge of urban sports, urban designers and planners should also follow the standard principles in planning cycling routes to motivate and attract citizens to cycling, subsequently changing their behavior and achieving urban social sustainability.


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