Evolving existing cities towards sustainability: interventions to promote cycling

PEAK Briefing

This briefing explores interventions to encourage more people to cycle in cities, and how planners can ensure cycling infrastructure offers value for money.

Survey information in Medellin, Colombia found that cyclists want to get to their destination by the quickest and most direct route, ideally along dedicated cycle lanes. But how do local authorities calculate the relative benefits of increased cycling against the cost of cycling infrastructure?

Our new models using optimisation techniques can help planners calculate the best return on the investment of public resources to support cycling.