Training “Bikenomics – Building your case for cycling”

Overview

“A unique high quality live online training with international experts and city representatives that will teach you actionable steps to start applying bikenomics yourself”

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

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 economical benefits of cycling. The approach was successfully applied to multiple cases in Europe and Latin America. 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 capacity building, cycling policy and infrastructure development and policy evaluation.

The training consists of 3 live online training sessions. The duration of each training session is 2,5 hours. Next to inspiring lectures, our experienced trainers and guest speakers will engage you in plenary discussions and group exercises. In between the sessions you will be provided with suggestions for further readings and light home work exercises.

Session 1: Bikenomics introduced

  • Economic theory and concepts applied to cycling
  • Introduction to main tools of bikenomics: Societal Cost Benefit Analysis, Economic Impact Assessment and Business Case
  • Bikenomics examples and case studies from all over the world
  • Guest lecture: city example

Session 2: A closer look at the instruments

  • Social cost benefit analysis
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Business case
  • Guest lecture: city example

Session 3: practicing bikenomics

  • Steps to setting up a bikenomics study
  • Understanding the results of a bikenomics study
  • Ethics
  • Guest lecture: city example

What you will learn?

In this training you will get introduced to concepts and methods that help you in building your case cycling in your city. After completing this training you will:

  • Understand the typical benefits of cycling
  • Understand how these benefits apply in various cases (project, local policy, national policy)
  • Understand the characteristics of bikenomics instruments Social Cost Benefit Analysis (SCBA), Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) and Business Case
  • Be able to prepare for a bikenomics evaluation

Why this is relevant for you

Cycling has many benefits, ranging from improved traffic flow, increased economic revenues, and increased utility to decreased societal costs and improved health. Both 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.

Sidsel Birk Hjuler
Cycle Superhighways of the Capital Region

Sidsel Birk Hjuler

Sidsel is the Head of Office of the Cycle Superhighways of the Capital Region, Denmark. The office coordinates the collaboration of 30 municipalities, the Capital Region, and more than a dozen external key partners. The purpose is to connect the municipalities in a network of high-quality cycle paths and to increase the number of commuters, who bike 5-30 kilometers daily.

Sidsel is also a board member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and the European Cyclists’ Federation.

 

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.

Bart Christiaens
Gemeente Rotterdam

Bart Christiaens

Bart Christiaens is the cycle coordinator of the city of Rotterdam. The last years Bart has developed a new bike policy for Rotterdam (Fietskoers 2025) and a bike parking strategy for the innercity of Rotterdam. He also worked on the adaptive policy for sharing bikes, electric mopeds and electric scooters.

In Rotterdam Bart is not only focused on cycling but on stimulating active mobility, including walking and liveable green areas. Bart and his colleagues are working with four programs for cycling:

  1. improving cycle routes
  2. improving bike parking & developing hubs
  3. stimulating cycling and road safety
  4. Rotterdam Cycle Alliance (together with 30 organizations in the city).

When and where

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

  • 9 March: Session 1 Bikenomics introduced
  • 16 March: Session 2 A closer look at the instruments
  • 6 April: Session 3 Practicing bikenomics

Session times

  • 6:30-9:00 am (Los Angeles)
  • 9:30-12:00 am (New York)
  • 3:30-6:00 pm (Amsterdam)
  • 10:30pm-1:00 am (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 €450.

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

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