Cycling for Everyone
Cycling for Everyone

Handshake Assessment Tool

Budgets for bicycle plans and projects are rapidly growing. Despite this positive trend, projects are not regularly evaluated in a comprehensive way, both in countries that have a long bicycle planning tradition – such as the Netherlands and Denmark – and in those that have a more recent cycling history.

This can lead to inadequate and sometimes inefficient allocations of resources with sometimes negative results. For example, an increase in the supply of infrastructure which has not been met by the expected increase in usage. Evaluation in bicycle plans and projects can also come at a too late stage of the process when (potentially sub-optimal) decisions have already been made.

Handshake assists its cities to maximize the positive socio-economic and environmental impacts of  cycling solutions, capturing  quantitative and qualitative effects on different target groups. The beyond state-of-the-art “Bikenomics” methodology supports Handshake cities in every step of the process: from problem framing, definition of alternatives, selection of measures and monitoring.
Find out more via: Handshake Assessment Tool