Modelling and Assessment
Socio-Economics of Cycling
Traffic models have historically often ignored or underrated investments and active modes of transportation, and been insensitive to the effects on different parts of society that decisions on the design of solutions can have. Handshake's specialist partners in 'Bikenomics' (~bike economics) will help address this, through a joint learning exercise with cities to develop the right indicators to quantify, judge and improve investment decisions using the right choice of assessment methods.
Informing future investment decisions
Such approaches are new to many cities and have often only been used in more advanced cities with the luxury of time and knowledge to invest in such assessment activity. However, the pay-back of prioritising the right solutions in the right places is huge. Our leading cities will refine their approaches, and help our future Capitals use this to leapfrog over gaps in their current knowledge and practices.