It’s not news in Bristol (or anywhere else) but here’s more evidence from New York about the astonishing returns on investment in cycling [4,5]. The really astonishing thing is that in spite of overwhelming evidence [1] and sound policies [2,3], the necessary transformation in approach still seems so far away.

We wonder if the new transport powers for the new ‘Metro Mayor’ can repeat lessons from London, or Leicester to get a step change in Bristol.

[1] NICE PH41 Walking and cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation

[2] Bristol Cycle Strategy published

[3] Bike Life – Taking the pulse of bike life in Bristol

[4] 24: Economic Benefits of Cycling

[5] 30: Cost Benefit Analysis of walking and cycle track networks

Money spent on cycle infrastructure delivers longer, healthier lives

Source: Bike lanes ‘one of the best investments into public health returns’