Campaign Theme

Promotion and Encouragement

Introduction

Cycling in a park
Cycling in a park
While road conditions and layout undeniably affect cycling levels, encouraging it through 'softer' - or 'smarter choice' measures - is equally important. Maps, advertising, tax incentives, cycle training, workplace challenges, mass bike rides and events all make a difference too.
  • Measures that encourage, incentivise and make it easy for people to try out alternatives to the private car are known as ‘smarter choices’.
  • While smarter choices must go hand-in-hand with improving cycling conditions on the highway, they are actually often more cost-effective. In terms of congestion, for example, they yield on average £10 of benefits to every £1 spent.
  • Smarter choice measures include: advertising and promotional campaigns, marketing directly to individuals, tax incentives, cycle training, maps, rides, events, and activities for specific groups in society.

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