Myths about investment in walking and cycling busted by research reports
There are many misconceptions about investment in walking and cycling. New research by Sustrans uncovers the truth behind some common myths, by examining the mounting body of evidence showing the many health, environmental and economic benefits of walking and cycling.
Future of transport – user study DfT Nov 2020
The primary aim of this study was to identify consumer characteristics, motivations and barriers associated with the uptake of different new and emerging transport technologies in the UK.
The Role of Transport in Providing a Healthy Future For Young People – October 2019
Transport decision-making and active travel have a fundamental role in supporting the long-term health of young people. – Sustrans and Centre for Transport and Society
Public Health England Wider determinants tool – December 2020
Updates to PHE Wider determinants tool includes an update of these 2 indicators: percentage of adults walking for travel at least 3 days a week; percentage of adults cycling for travel at least 3 days a week. Data is searchable by disability, ethnicity, socioeconominc class, age and gender.
School Streets Literature Review – August 2020
A review of the evidence around school streets (timed road closures in front of schools) finds that school streets create space for active travel without causing issues to traffic flow – Edinburgh Napier University, Sustrans, Road Safety Trust
Cycling and walking investment strategy: active travel investment models
This paper summarises the structure and underlying evidence and assumptions of three Active Travel Investment Models, for cycling, walking and walking to school, which have been created by Transport for Quality of Life and the Arup Aecom consortium for the Department for Transport.
Bike Life Report
Inspired by the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, Bike Life is the biggest assessment of cycling in cities and urban areas across the UK and Ireland.
Each city report looks at infrastructure, travel behaviour, the impact of cycling, and new initiatives.
Since first reports produced in 2015, Bike Life has informed policy decisions, justified investment and enabled cities to develop more ambitious action plans for cycling.
Local sustainable transport fund: Final meta-analysis
Evaluation of 12 large projects from Local Sustainable Transport Fund, combining evidence and secondary data to assess the scheme’s impact.
LSTF evaluation: impact of sustainable transport measures on town centres
Evaluation of case study projects from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, focusing on the impacts on town centres.
Sustainable Travel Towns: evaluation of the longer-term impacts
Evaluation of longer term impacts of the Sustainable Travel Towns scheme, which involved a £10 million investment in ‘smarter choice’ programmes.
LSTF evaluation: visitor travel and sustainable transport
Evaluation of case study projects from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, focusing on the impacts on visitor travel and bike tourism.
Impact of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund: synthesis of evidence
Overview of evaluation findings presenting the Local Sustainable Transport Fund’s effects on transport use, the economy, carbon emissions and road safety.
Impact of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund: summary report
Evaluation findings from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, England’s biggest-ever competitive fund for sustainable transport.
The effects of Smarter Choice programmes in the Sustainable Travel Towns
Full independent report to evaluate results from the ‘Sustainable Travel Towns’ which implemented ‘Smarter Choice’ measures.