Internationalising Cycling Infrastructure Prioritisation Tools (Internationalising CyIPT)

Dr Robin Lovelace

Institute for Transport Studies/Leeds Institute for Data Analytics

Responsive Mode Impact Fund

This will accelerate the international impact of the Cycling Infrastructure Prioritisation Toolkit (CyIPT), a publicly-accessible, interactive evidence-base to support cycling. The CyIPT builds on the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT), which has become part of UK government policy in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) and is being used to help decide how millions of pounds worth of investment in cycling is spent. But how can the methods be applied internationally?

This project will answer that question in two phases: First, it will generate a dataset on how the CyIPT is being used by local planners in the UK and ‘wish list’ from practitioners of ways that it should be improved if it were to be used internationally. Second, an international review, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), will explore the landscape of existing planning tools (and how the CyIPT could be further developed), countries and cities planning major investment in cycling but needing an evidence base on where best to invest, and available international datasets.

The project will stimulate demand for the CyIPT and associated tools and accelerate uptake as the approach is developed internationally.