The value of measuring cycle diversity as well as cycling volume: a case study from South London

Further work to assess how the introduction of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, with modal filters that block vehicular through-traffic but allow passage of pedestrians and cyclists, affects the sort of people cycling. 

The report presents original survey data from four South London locations in low traffic neighborhoods, plus four control locations. It contrasts two low traffic neighbourhood sites that both saw large cycling increases, but that differed markedly in the composition of cyclists and the apparent drivers of cycling increase – cycling to school was prominent at one, delivery cycling at the other.  This illustrates the value of collecting data on cycling diversity as well as cycling volume, to better understand how and why cycling is changing.

  • Work with Cycling England to establish the Cycling Demonstration Towns project, and to support the use of smart measures to increase cycling.
  • Facilitating DfT’s national programme of walking seminars involving over 1000 people from local authorities, primary care trusts, and voluntary organisations.
  • Review of UK pedestrianisation schemes and their impact on economic vitality for Exeter City Council.

TFQL projects to achieve sustainable travel

We undertake practical projects with local authorities, NGOs and others to achieve more sustainable travel. We also advise on monitoring of sustainable travel interventions and undertake independent evaluations, to help learn what works best.