Psamathe wrote:Can somebody point me to the evidence/research that shows that providing people with a bike means they then use it (regularly) ?
says of the pilot projects "28% pledged to cycle at least once a week ... 8% pledged to make a change and to start to commute by bike as a result of the Bike Revival" - I don't know if there's been any follow-up to see what actually happened.
I would hope there has been a decent follow-up as taking £1,000,000 of taxpayers money without having demonstrated what you are spending it on actually achieves it's targets is somewhat irresponsible.
So if you take the higher 28% figure, that means you've got to repair 178,000 bikes (to get 50,000 people "back on their bikes" as it is fair to say less than once a week is not really "back on a bike"). So with your £1m that means you can spend £5-60p on each bike. How far does £5 go when it comes to repairing a non-working or "derelict" bike working again ?
And, I also note that CTC CEO had been boasting about the £1m getting 100,000 back on their bikes (only 3 months ago), but now he is spending the same money on half the number of people! That does not reflect well on the guy and his planning.