Section 2.2 The Propensity to Cycle Tool

woman riding bicycle, Photo by Alesia Kazantceva on Unsplash

Making sensible cycling investment: we not only need to know what good cycling infrastructure is, but also where to build it. The UK Propensity to Cycle Tool determines where routes are need most.

Understanding why people cycle

Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) is an online, open-source transport planning system from the UK for improving cycling infrastructure. They researched why people cycle to identify the factors that most likely to get people on bikes.

“The PCT was designed to assist transport planners and policy makers to prioritise investments and interventions to promote cycling. The PCT answers the question: ‘where is cycling currently common and where does cycling have the greatest potential to grow?’.”

About the Propensity to Cycle Tool, http://www.pct.bike, accessed 25/8/2020

“The work was initially funded by the English Department for Transport (DfT) to create the National Propensity to Cycle Tool for England (2015-2017, with further funding in 2018-19).”

About the Propensity to Cycle Tool, http://www.pct.bike, accessed 25/8/2020
A better method than “building cycling where it is easy to build”.
Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) - an interactive planning tool for the UK
Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) – an interactive planning tool for the UK
PCT the route network 21:05 min
PCT the route network 21:05 min
Percentage of trips by age made by bicycle UK and the Netherlands
Percentage of trips by age made by bicycle UK and the Netherlands
Commuters cycling: distance and gradient in the UK
PCT video: Commuters cycling: distance and gradient in the UK

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