Capability: Cycle Modelling
Many cities now recognise that provision of a connected network of safe and convenient cycle facilities can offer significant and sustainable benefits. To make optimal use of what is usually limited funding however, such a network should be planned to meet peoples’ travel needs.
QTP were commissioned by Christchurch City Council to develop a simple modelling tool that could be be used to help target cycle network investment and maximise the potential benefits.
The basic model:
The model has subsequently been used for applications for funding assistance, including for the $156m Christchurch Major Cycle Routes programme, which is currently being implemented.