Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tools results for Derby

The Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tool is being developed by the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Leeds (ITS Leeds) using the Propensity to Cycle Tool to identify promising locations for new cycleways around the country.

This project is supported by the DfT and local authorities are expected to make use of the data when bidding for money from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.

The developers have created results for Derby which can be seen here. This provides a list of roads that have high cycling potential, a minimum threshold length, and spare space. These may be strong candidates for reallocation of road space immediately or in the near future to create new cycleways on strategic corridors.

The analysis is automated using OpenStreetmap, census and other data and the output needs to be interpreted using local knowledge to identify realistic projects.