Published: 21st AUGUST 2019

Active Travel Toolkit - Making the economic case for active travel

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

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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.

Making the economic case for active travel toolkit contents

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

Making the economic case for active travel toolkit downloadable resources

Active Travel and Economic Performance - A ‘What Works’ review of evidence from cycling and walking schemes (PDF)

Active Travel and Economic Performance Slidepack (PDF)

Infrastructure Impact Tool (XLS)

Infrastructure Impact Tool Guidance Notes (PDF)

Recreational Expenditure Model (XLS)

Recreational Expenditure Model Guidance Notes (PDF)

Strategic Investment Tool (XLS)

Strategic Investment Tool Guidance Notes (PDF)


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