Training “Bikenomics – Building your case for cycling”

Overview

“Building your case for cycling in only 3 online training sessions. A unique high-quality training on Bikenomics with international experts and city representatives”

When preparing decision making on cycling policies, plans, and designs it is necessary to provide motivation, arguments and expected effects. The chances of success and acceptance by e.g., decision makers, councillors, city councils and mayors, significantly increase if the benefits of cycling are quantified and expressed as “money”.

Knowing your bikenomics will help you to increase your success in building cases for cycling and convince decision makers. No matter where you are located, no matter your level of experience.

“Bikenomics” is the approach to rationalizing the societal and economic benefits of cycling. The approach is applied across the world: from Europe to Latin America and Asia. It has supported endorsement and acceptance of multiple bicycle infrastructure investments and policy developments. This knowledge clip provides a first introduction to Bikenomics.

The Bikenomics training

This training is developed by DTV Capacity Building and DECISIO. Bringing together key expertise on policy evaluation and cycling.

The training consists of 3 live online training sessions. The duration of each training session is 3 hours. Next to inspiring lectures, our experienced trainers and guest speakers will engage with you in plenary discussions and group exercises. In between the sessions you will be provided with video materials, readings, and light homework exercises to practice.

Participants that complete all sessions and homework exercises will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Session 1: Bikenomics introduced: why, how, and where

  • Why bother? Why apply an economic approach to cycling?
  • How to do it? The tools and numbers to start
  • Where was it applied: Bikenomics examples and case studies from all over the world
  • Guest lecture Bikenomics in practice

Session 2: The social benefits of cycling

  • The impacts of cycling on society: it is not “just” CO2
  • Three benefits in detail: congestion, environmental impact, and health effects
  • The social cost-benefit analysis: why, what, when?
  • A cooking recipe: 8 steps to making a social cost
  • Guest lecture Bikenomics in practice

Session 3:The impacts of cycling on cash and jobs: the Economic Impact Assessment, the Business Case, and some practical tips

  • The impact of cycling on your main street and its local businesses – The financial business case
  • Can cycling create jobs and foster economic growth? The Economic impact assessment
  • Interpreting the results of a bikenomics study
  • How to explain it to your mayor: telling and selling your bikenomics case
  • Guest lecture Bikenomics in practice

What will you learn?

In this training you will learn to build your case for cycling. You will get introduced to economic concepts and methods. After completing this training, you will:

  • Understand the typical benefits of cycling and the characteristics of methods to quantify
  • Understand how these benefits apply in various cases (project, local policy, national policy)
  • Have a basic proficiency to apply the Social Cost Benefit Analysis (SCBA) to a simple case study, as well as understand the main concepts behind the Economic Impact Assessment and the Financial Business Case.
  • Know how the results of Bikenomics can be used to tell and sell your case for cycling.

Why this is relevant for you?

Cycling has many benefits, ranging from improved traffic flow, contribution to climate goals, decreased societal healthcare costs to increased economic revenues. Individuals, citizens, economic operators, cities, and society as a whole benefit from cycling.

If you are involved in the preparation and development of cycling infrastructure projects, policies, campaigns and or plans. Then it is vital to have insights in Bikenomics. This is the course that will provide you with a solid introduction to Bikenomics.

Trainers

Our experienced team will ensure a unique online actionable training experience. This training session will be delivered by:

Matteo Jarre
Decisio

Matteo Jarre

Matteo works at Decisio as a data analyst and planner with expertise in statistical analysis of renewable energy and transport data with a focus on biking and walking as well as consultancy on the social costs and benefits of active mobility on society. He has developed the social cost benefit analysis methodology for several cycling and mobility projects, and is interested in the study of the impacts of active mobility on society.

 

His main work at Decisio concerns the quantitative statistical analysis of mobility data, strategic planning as well as communication and dissemination activities about bikenomics, mobility solutions and energy planning.

 

Teije Gorris
DTV Capacity Building

Teije Gorris

Teije is the lead trainer for this training course. He will guide you throughout the programme and towards a succesfull completion of your final case study which is part of the programme. In his professional career so far, Teije has developed multiple trainings, e-, and summer courses and multiple knowledge transfer events. Teije’s ambition is to provide you with hands-on insights and skills which you can apply to your own situation the following day. Regardless of your position, role, organisation and geographical location.

Oskari Kaupinmäki
The City of Helsinki

Oskari Kaupinmäki

Oskari Kaupinmäki holds a master’s degree in transportation and is a driven professional working as a Cycling Coordinator at the City of Helsinki. He has experiences working both in the private and public sector involving many different levels of traffic and urban planning ranging from strategic planning to detailed street planning and project management. His passion is to re-introduce the bicycle as an equal mode of transportation within the transport and urban realm. Through a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach, he works in close collaboration with various levels of city administration, services, and stakeholders.

Keisha Mayuga

Keisha Mayuga

Keisha Mayuga is an environmental planner and urban cyclist. Aside from previously working as a local urban planning consultant on Active Transport for the World Bank, she is also the founder of Life Cycles PH, a group dedicated to providing bikes to frontliners during the pandemic. She is also part of the Move As One Coalition and AltMobility PH, which continuously pushes for better public transport and safer bike infrastructure in Metro Manila. She was recently awarded as one of The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service Award 2022 for Urban Transport. Keisha is currently taking up an MBA in Sustainable Mobility at the Technical University of Berlin.

Viktor Goebel
City of Munich

Viktor Goebel

Viktor Goebel is an expert in the field sustainable mobility with a background in spatial planning and statistics. He promotes strategies like policy making by data and evidence-based decisions. In his current position in the Department of Mobility at the City of Munich he is in charge of the evaluation of measures to promote cycling, responsible for efficient and innovative bike-sharing systems and the adequat regulation of micromobility. Addtionally he is recently engaged in developping pilot cycling infrastructure and stimulating a cycling-culture in the twinning City of Harare in Zimbabwe.

When and where

The sessions are organised as live online training sessions (through Zoom).

  • March 2: Session 1 Bikenomics introduced: why, how and where
  • March 16: Session 2 The social benefits of cycling
  • March 30: Session 3 The impacts of cycling on cash and jobs: The Economic Impact Assessment, the Business Case and some practical tips

Session times

  • 4:30-7:30 am (Los Angeles)
  • 7:30-10:30 am (New York)
  • 1:30-4:30 pm (Amsterdam)
  • 8:30pm-11:30 pm (Singapore)

We currently have one time slot available. Please contact us, in case these session times are not suitable. In case we there is sufficient interest we will consider to schedule a second time slot.

For whom

All of those that are interested to learn more about the possibilities of bicycle infrastructure appraisal and those that are seeking for (economical) arguments to (better) build their case for cycling for purposes such as policy making, network planning, cycling infrastructure design, promoting cycling and more. Such as:

  • Planners
  • Policy makers
  • Project managers
  • Advocacy
  • Decision makers

Investment

The introduction price for this unique training course is €490.

How to enrol?

Click the button “Enrol now” at the top of this page. And complete the registration form.

What will happen next?

Once we have received sufficient registrations, we can deliver the course and your registration will be confirmed. We will inform you in due time. We will also proceed to invoicing and payment processing (this can be done through bank transfer or by credit card).

Tax invoice

Individuals or organisations within EU member countries (except Netherlands) will not be charged 21% VAT given they can provide a currently valid VAT-ID. The VAT-ID can be submitted during your registration. Participants from non-EU-countries will ONLY be exempt from Dutch VAT if providing us with a certificate of their entrepreneurial status (i.e. scanned registration as company at the respective tax authority).

 

Reviews

| Arup, UK

This was a fantastic course which successfully covered in-depth economic principles whilst keeping the sessions engaging with real-life examples and guest speakers from cycling nations.
I would really recommend to my colleagues and others!

| owner of ingular

This course was very helpful for me. I had assumed that biking was a solution to many problems in terms of health, climate, sustainability, mobility, freedom, and wellbeing. This course has taught me that yes that is true, however that depending on the situation, in terms of economic advantages, biking is not always the best solution. That makes it that I can now put my mission (making sure more people bike) into practice in a much more realistic way. Thank you for this!

| UPANDIKE

I was surprised by the quality, atmosphere and timing, awesome. Althought the content was deep and complex it has been so easy to follow and everybody participated. We were given the knowledge, which was a lot, at a pace easy to swallow.

| Genesys Cloud Services Ireland Ltd.

This was an informative, engaging & thought provoking course. Trainers and Guest Speakers of the highest calibre. Content & support were excellent. I can recommend this course for anyone interested in understanding the tools, models & approaches used when considering investing in biking infrastructure and other aspect of sustainable transport.

Speakers are very well prepared! Good level of interaction

A special appreciation note for interactivity. Well done!

I liked that the questions from the comment section were answered quickly, and not saved until the end so it was easier to ask follow up question regarding the topic that was discussed at the time.

Compliment: Extremely relevant and apt study materials and discussion points. which are implementable. Kudos to everyone behind.

- Tip/comment/suggestion: The first and last part were excellent. Basics + examples. Would have been nicer to go deeper into methodology which is the core of application. NOTE: the programme is expanded from 1 session to 3 sessions.

- Providing specific sessions of success cases. One Session - One City (one success case). NOTE: city examples will be presented by city represntatives in each session.

- The methods were quite generic, more detail about building a case for investment would be useful. NOTE: with 3 sessions we now have more time to go into this.

Advice and information

Teije Gorris

Teije Gorris

Team Lead & Consultant Capacity Building