Leeds Cycle Challenge



Leeds Cycle Challenge

Authors

ZANZOTTERA P and HAIGH I, Leeds City Council, UK

Description

In July 1995, the UK Government announced that they were going to create a new fund of £2 million for cycling projects. Bids were invited from organisations or individuals for innovative projects designed to increase cycling which would not receive fundin

Abstract

In July 1995, the UK Government announced that they were going to create a new fund of £2 million for cycling projects. Bids were invited from organisations or individuals for innovative projects designed to increase cycling which would not receive funding otherwise. Preference would be given to projects which could attract support and partial funding from a range of organisations. By the deadline of 31 October 1995, a total of 230 bids had been received of which 62 were offered Cycle Challenge funding.

A wide variety of projects were offered awards ranging from £1,250 for a bicycle trailer scheme at a supermarket in South Hams, Devon to £267,500 for a "bike to Work" initiative in York which included computer controlled high security cycle lockers. The Leeds bid attracted £37,000 for a project to investigate ways of overcoming the problems people said were discouraging them from cycling. This paper outlines the conduct and findings of this project.

Publisher

Association for European Transport