Session: Cycling for Transport, London
Date: 2 Apr 2024
Location: Online
Training provider: PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd
Cost: Standard Fee: £525 + VAT CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT
Contact: PTRC Training
Telephone: 02073481970
Type: Course
STAR Competence: 1.1 Policy


In recent years, cycling has experience an unprecedented renaissance in the UK. With support from high profile politicians, such as the London Mayor, increased funding allocations and growing recognition of the societal value of take-up, cycling can be expected to maintain its place in the public spotlight. However, it isn't all good news - cycling participation in the UK remains low compared to other European countries, and fears over road safety and a sometimes poor image contribute to significant gender, race and socio-economic variations in participation levels.


Topics covered

• UK cycling policies and strategies

• Performance Management

• Public health and cycling

• Setting goals and objectives

• Policy framework and implementation

• Demand forecasting including the Propensity to Cycle Toolkit

• Casualty statistics and safety considerations

• Education, training and publicity

• Enforcement strategies and measures

• Participation and stakeholder engagement

Target Audience:

This course is designed to provide a solid introduction to cycling considerations and is suitable for professionals working in the fields of transport planning, transport policy, highway engineering, road safety, public health, or with managerial responsibility for these roles. It will also be of interest to people addressing cycling and transport issues within the third sector and academia.

More Information:

At the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of:

• The various measures available that would support uplift in cycling participation and take-up

• The role national, regional and local governments play in integrating active modes into main stream modes of transport

• The effect that media coverage and the public image of cyclists have on people’s travel choices

• Consultation and participation with stakeholder and communities

• Wellbeing, diversity and inclusion benefits available to individuals and society from higher cycling levels

• Conflicts that can arise as cycling number increase

• The role key performance indicators and targets play in the delivery of ‘fit-for-purpose’ schemes and initiatives

• The various forms of funding available

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