Cycle to Work Alliance Behavioural Impact Analysis

Cycle to Work Alliance
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February 2011

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The Cycle to Work Alliance has conducted this research project to gain a better understanding of the health and environmental benefits of the cycle to work scheme and the motivations that have driven demand from the users of the scheme, and the employers who offer it.

The questions focused on issues regarding CO2 emissions and health; the analysis of the data looks at the role the scheme plays in improving employee engagement, encouraging healthier lives and in helping the UK meeting its CO2 emissions reduction targets.

The commentary and views expressed in this Behavioural Impact Analysis (except where specific quotations are given) are the Cycle to Work Alliance‟s own.


Norman Baker opens this document by saying:

There are so many positives to cycling that I hardly know where to begin this foreword. 

Should I concentrate on the opportunity for carbon reductions, the personal health benefits, or the beneficial consequences for business through reduced road congestion? Or any one of the many reasons why it makes sense to encourage cycling?

The Coalition Government is strongly in favour of cycling. This is expressly flagged up in the Coalition Agreement. It is promoted in the recent Public Health White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’ and of course features prominently in our new local transport White Paper, ‘Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon’.

Sadly the Coalition Government hasn't yet made any useful changes that will actually encourage cycling.