Bike Life

Bike Life is a collaboration with seven cities in the UK to report on progress towards making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel.

Bike Life is an assessment of city cycling development including cycling infrastructure, travel behaviours, the impact of more people using bikes, and what the public think about cycling in each participating city.

The first set of Bike Life reports were published in 2015. The next reports will be published in autumn 2017.

Girl sitting on steps next to her bike
In the biggest survey ever conducted on attitudes to cycling in the UK, 75% of people want national governments to invest more in making cycling safer

Through Bike Life we present consistent data every two years on: cycling provision, residents’ perceptions and travel behaviours, and the wider impact of people cycling.

The first set of reports, published in autumn 2015 provided clear evidence that people want to change how they travel, by cycling more – but that many are worried about safety. 

Bike Life helps us understand the current state of cycling, as well as capture the public's aspirations for the future.

The findings help us develop a deeper understanding of what is working in terms of cycling investment whilst making the case for further investment that will help to develop cycling, and unlock the potential for increasing the number of people riding bikes.

The seven Bike Life reports were produced by Sustrans with the support and co-operation of the participating authorities. The Bike Life project is supported by The Freshfield Foundation.

The Bike Life 2017 reports will be released in the autumn.

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