Evidencing active mobility projects through economics

By Mariliza Merti / Updated: 08 Jun 2021
Wednesday 23 June 2021, 09:00 to 12:30
Online, Europe-wide

Everyone knows that it is healthy to cycle and walk, and that a city is more attractive with fewer cars and more cyclists, pedestrians and greenery. But how important do we think that is? What effects do they have and whom do these impact on? And then, how much should you invest in this as a city? And what is the effect for entrepreneurs of making a street or neighbourhood car-free? It is these questions decision-makers raise.

The concept of a 'cost-benefit-analysis' is a common method for infrastructure appraisal. What is perhaps less commonly known is that principles from this method can also be applied to active transport projects and investments.

These principles can also help you increase your chances of accessing financing. Did you know, for example, that some great active transport infrastructure was ‘financed’ through the travel time benefits for motorised traffic?

What you will learn?

In this training, you will be introduced to concepts and methods that help you in building your case for active transport in your city. After completing this training, you will:

  • Understand the typical benefits of active transport.
  • Understand specifics of walking and cycling benefits.
  • Know the basic elements for building your case for active transport projects.
Who should participate?

All of those that are involved in the following activity types:

  • Sustainable urban mobility planning
  • Preparing and implementing active mobility projects
  • Urban mobility decision making

The programme for this training session (subject to change) is as follows:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Benefits of walking and cycling
  • City success story
  • Methods to building a case
  • Group work
  • Conclusions and wrap-up

The programme elements will be delivered through a mix of expert presentations, plenary discussions, and interactive working forms and group work.

For more information, please visit here.

For registration, please visit the civitas website.