Active travel and economic performance

Making the economic case for active travel

Active travel and economic performance

There is strong evidence that walking and cycling can play a very significant role in optimising the contribution of transport to economic performance.

Walking and cycling contribute towards economic performance by reducing congestion, supporting local businesses and high streets, direct job creation and supporting the leisure and tourism industry.

The evidence indicates that different types of intervention can successfully add to the UK economy across both urban and rural settings.

cyclists on pedestrianised high street contribute to economic performance

In this section we will cover: 

  • Key areas where walking and cycling contribute to economic performance
  • Evidence of the impact of different walking and cycling schemes
  • Tools to help you measure active travel and economic performance