United Kingdom

Study Shows Cyclists Spend 9% More Per Trip

The Department for Transport in the United Kingdom has released a report that reviews the literature on the value of cycling, including evidence of the wider economic benefits of cycling as a mode of transportation. The study, The Value of Cycling: Rapid Evidence Review of the Economic Benefits of Cycling, found a number of conclusions, including: 1) bicycle tourists on average spend around 9% more per head per trip; 2) there is a greater propensity for cycle tourism where cycling mode share is higher; and 3) per capita spending on cycling equipment and maintenance is higher as cycling mode share increases.