Research and analysis

National propensity to cycle: first phase development study

Study into the creation of a national on-line tool to predict cycling levels in local authority areas.

Documents

National propensity to cycle: executive summary

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National propensity to cycle: full report with annexes

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Detail

First phase of the development of a national propensity to cycle tool to predict the demand for cycling in local authority areas.

This report reviews:

  • how gender and age affect the preference for cycling infrastructure being separated from traffic
  • how cycling levels may differs among different economic groups, due to infrastructure quality

The tool can predict cycling flows rates in numerous scenarios including:

  • doubling the amount of cycling
  • more e-bikes
  • women and men being equally likely to cycle
  • if people were as likely to choose to cycle as they are in the Netherlands