The use of police bicycle patrols has become widespread. After one hundred hours of observation and data gathering, this study concluded that the bicycle patrol performs effectively in most dimensions of patrol duties. Bicycle patrol officers are more approachable for pedestrians and for those members of the public in motor vehicles.
Menton, Chris, "Examining the effectiveness of bicycle patrols versus automobile patrols in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Hartford, Connecticut" (2006). School of Justice Studies Faculty Publications. Paper 10.