‘New data tool will help policy makers transform lives through active travel’

04 July 2023


A data tool designed to help policy makers to spend active travel funding where it is most needed has been launched by Sustrans. The Walking and Cycling Index Data Tool holds interactive Index data across two dashboards - ‘Public Behaviours’ and ‘Attitudes’ - and allows for comparison, segmenting and analysis, said the charity.

Multiple filters can be applied to the tool, so data can be segmented by age, gender, disability, ethnic group, socio-economic group, city and member authority, said Tim Burns, Sustrans’ head of policy. “This functionality will profoundly improve how anyone can access the localised data relevant to cities and communities, making application in research and policy planning far easier,” he said.

“In providing the essential, localised data to researchers and policy makers, the Data Tool helps clarify in which areas and groups active travel is in-demand (and too often a struggle to access), and also where no action is needed.”

Since 2014, Sustrans has collected data from 18 UK and Irish cities, to understand why people do and don’t, can and can’t, walk, wheel and cycle where they live.

This ‘Walking and Cycling Index’ is the UK’s largest survey on public behaviours and attitudes towards walking and cycling, and is a primary data source for the sector, said Burns.

“Insights from the Index reveal enormous support for active travel infrastructure, and other actions that support walking, wheeling and cycling. This support is often greatest among groups who are more likely to be disadvantaged by society.”

To date, Sustrans has only published summaries of Index data through city and national reports. “The new tool will help policy makers understand trends, compare places and importantly shine a light on what disadvantaged communities think, including women, disabled people and people of colour,” said Burns.

“This is an opportunity for those who can make change to grasp the Sustrans Index Data Tool now and do their own investigating, to search the available data and discover how and where action is needed in their cities and regions.”

Walking and Cycling Index Tool

Rail Strategy Lead
East Midlands Combined County Authority

£44,428 - £49,428
Development Engineer
London Borough of Bexley
£34,476 - £39,777
Development Engineer
London Borough of Bexley
£34,476 - £39,777
View all Vacancies

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2024 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: subs.ltt@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7959

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: accounts@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: daniel@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: conferences@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: info@transportxtra.com | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise

Web design london by Brainiac Media 2020