Propensity to Cycle Tool

A team of academic specialists led by CEDAR has developed the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) for England for the Department for Transport (DfT). The academic team consists of Dr James Woodcock (UK CRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Principal Investigator), Dr Robin Lovelace (University of Leeds), Dr Anna Goodman (LSHTM), and Dr Rachel Aldred (University of Westminster). Alvaro Ullrich (MRC Epi Unit) is the lead data manager on the project. The researchers are Dr Ali Abbas (MRC Epi Unit) and Dr Nikolai Berkoff.

The tool is available at www.pct.bike

The interactive web based tool is designed to help planners tasked with prioritising where to invest to best realise uptake of cycling. The model provides insight into where cycling has the greatest potential to grow, but also calculate resulting societal benefits.

The method allows estimation of cycling potential at the local level under a range of scenarios. Currently the model focuses commuting trips. A novel feature of the method is its ability to quantify extra cycling potential along specific routes.

For more detail on what we did in Stage 1 see this page

For more detail on the case studies and use of the tool in practice see https://blog.pct.bike/

For more detail on how to use the tool see http://pct.bike/manual.html

For estimates of cycling potential at the local authority level see the CEDAR Evidence Brief Special http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/blog/new-evidence-brief-special-englands-cycling-potential/

For the academic article describing the approach see https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/view/862

For more information please contact Dr James Woodcock: jw745@cam.ac.uk