Cycling is a powerful tool to improve transportation, increase access, and enhance the quality of life in cities around the world. People in cities that prioritize cycling see huge benefits, from faster commutes and easy connections to public transit, to improved air quality and health. But for many cities where few trips are currently made by bicycle, it can be difficult to prioritize investments in cycling. Building protected bicycle lanes and other safe spaces to ride is the first step, but what other challenges need to be addressed to make the choice to cycle easier for more people?
The Grow Cycling Toolkit helps cities think through barriers that prevent people from cycling, and provides a tailored action plan to quickly grow and improve cycling. The toolkit also includes metrics for tracking progress over time and key resources on design and implementation of best practices.