Research and analysis

Qualitative research for the Cycling City and Towns programme

The Cycling City and Towns evaluation reports and dataset are currently unavailable. The contractor employed by the department to work on this project, AECOM, have advised that the documents and data are removed from the website while they are being reviewed. These documents will published again as soon as possible once the review is complete. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



As part of the ongoing evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns (CCT) programme, in-depth qualitative research was undertaken in 2010 with a sample of residents in the CCT programme areas to explore their experiences, attitudes and behaviours in relation to cycling and the cycling investment in their towns.

The research aimed to provide evidence to help interpret the findings of the post-intervention survey when the results are available in 2013. In the shorter term, it aims to contribute to our understanding of cycling behaviours and how people may best be encouraged to consider cycling as a viable transport option.

For more information on the CCT programme and its evaluation, please see the department’s pages concerning evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns programme.