BYCS IMPACT INDEX

Enabling any city, anywhere to get fast, targeted guidance on how to accelerate cycling progress

BYCS’ Impact Index provides comprehensive but accessible insights on current conditions and opportunities to increase cycling in a city. Using open-source geographical, socio-economic and mobility data BYCS is able to succinctly identify and visually represent enormous opportunity spaces that cities can uncover through targeted investment in cycling. The results can help governments, businesses and city leaders (including Bicycle Mayors)  act on the potential of cycling to improve health, mobility, the environment, community strength and the local economy.

A snapshot of Amsterdam’s indexation based on three main criteria: environment, vision and connectivity - just one part of the full detailled tool
A snapshot of Amsterdam’s indexation based on three main criteria: environment, vision and connectivity – just one part of the full detailled tool

Instead of forming a competitive ranking of cycling cities, the Impact Index is designed – by using a consistent but flexible methodology and frameworks – to not only help individual cities but also to encourage them to share their knowledge, practices and insights. This ensures cities can learn from one another and understand where they stand in relation to other cities struggling with similar challenges. It also provides an opportunity for these cities to market themselves as taking cycling progress seriously.

The tool has been refined via small pilots developed with Mexico City and Dublin. BYCS then partnered with the City of Amsterdam to refine the concept further and officially launch it at Velo-city, Dublin in June 2019. Whilst the Impact Index tool is still developing, thanks to the collaboration with Amsterdam, it is now ready to be used by other early-adopter cities around the world. Plans for the next stage of the tool include a comprehensive digital dashboard.

Contact us to find out more on how the Impact Index can help your city.

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