Summary and synthesis of evidence: Cycle City Ambition programme 2013-2018
The Cycle City Ambition (CCA) programme provided £191m to eight cities.
The evaluation found that cycling increased in all eight cities, with part of the city-wide increase attributable to CCA investment. Eight of twelve infrastructure schemes evaluated at scheme level showed cycling increases likely to be attributable to the improved infrastructure.
Survey data showed that use of the CCA infrastructure is replacing about one million car trips per year and that this figure is likely to grow in future. Time-series data suggested 3-5 years for cycling levels to build up on new infrastructure.
CCA schemes had generated more physical activity and health benefits and spread those more equally to women and ethnic minority groups.