Bike Life

Inspired by the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, Bike Life is an assessment of city cycling development including infrastructure, travel behaviour, satisfaction, the impact of cycling, and new initiatives.

The Bike Life cities of Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Greater Manchester and Newcastle have been joined by Southampton, Greater Cambridge, Liverpool City Region and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the 2020 Bike Life reports.

In 2020 we will report on the West Midlands in place of Birmingham, and Tyneside in place of Newcastle.

women on bikes

Our new Bike Life report published today, details women’s travel habits, views and attitudes towards cycling across the seven Bike Life cities. It clearly shows there is an appetite from women to start cycling or cycle more but significant barriers to overcome.

'Women: reducing the gender gap' adds new evidence to existing research that shows we need to do more to address women’s needs and help make cycling more inclusive in cities across the UK.

Find out more and download the report

image credit: Livia Lazar

Southampton, Greater Cambridge, Liverpool City Region and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have joined Bike Life – a partnership project run by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans – which is designed to help UK cities normalise cycling.

In total, 14 cities and regions are due to participate in Bike Life between 2018 and 2022. Collectively they cover almost 14 million people or 20% of the entire UK population.

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Bike Life is a collaboration between Sustrans and the participating cities. Bike Life is funded by The Freshfield Foundation and our city partners.