The Value of Cycling

Department for Transport, Phil Jones Associates
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March 2016
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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