Evaluating the economic and social impacts of cycling infrastructure: considerations for an evaluation framework

The principal objective of this report was to develop an evaluation framework that will allow the Department for Transport (DfT) and other organisations with responsibility for transport to differentiate and measure the economic and social impacts of cycling infrastructure investment. The evaluation framework focuses on longer-term impacts and does not propose indicators or data collection strategies for the more immediate effects of infrastructure investment on, for example, levels of cycling. That said, in several cases these important outputs are used as a component within the impact indicators suggested. The framework provides advice on a robust approach to establish a causal relationship between a cycling investment and specific local impacts, for a range of impact types, including economic, social, distributional and health-related factors. It proposes various strategies for coping with the challenge associated with impact evaluation, which is to credibly distinguish the contribution of an upstream investment in transport infrastructure within wider social conditions that are the product of multiple factors.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94p

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  • Accession Number: 01610847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2016 10:06AM