This paper highlights relevant studies (for the UK) and covers the main issues for practitioners (eg local councils). It summarises the picture that sustainable travel as well as cycling and walking can deliver very high benefits when compared to the costs. The report provides a brief overview of how to demonstrate the economic case for a new cycling and walking proposal.
A spreadsheet tool, the active mode appraisal toolkit, is available for the appraisal of active mode schemes. The tool comes pre-populated with an hypothetical worked example.