Research and analysis

The value of cycling: rapid evidence review of the economic benefits of cycling

Review of national and international studies showing the economic value of investing in cycling infrastructure.

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The value of cycling

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Independent evidence review of national and international studies showing the economic value of investing in cycling infrastructure.

The review found that existing methods of appraisal do not incorporate the full extent of economic benefits associated with cycling. The review found these potential benefits:

  • economic growth can result from high density, cycle friendly urban design
  • reduced infrastructure maintenance costs
  • cycle parking allows 5 times more retail spend than the same space for car parking
  • cycle friendly neighbourhoods can have greater retail spend