The DfT has today published three important reports that help us make the case to LAs, LEPs, health authorities and business that investment in sustainable transport, of which walking and cycling is a big part, makes sound economic sense. These reports should provide a useful point of reference when making the case for further investment in sustainable and active travel.
1. Value for Money Assessment for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund:
2. Value for Money Assessment for Cycling Grants:
3. Claiming the Health Dividend - A summary and discussion of value for money estimates from studies of investment in walking and cycling:
These reports will no doubt be highlighted by Baroness Kramer in her keynote address to the Act TravelWise Autumn Conference and AGM on Tuesday 9 December 2014 in Birmingham, with the theme 'The Economics of Sustainable Travel'.