Monitoring and review

Progress will be measured using the indicators in the Active Travel Outcomes Framework, published in 2019 (reproduced below), which feed in to the National Performance Framework. Identifying how a proposal will meet these outcomes will be a crucial part of the decision making process for allocating the active travel budget. The Active Travel Outcomes Framework will be regularly reviewed to make sure the data we collect best captures the progress we are making.

The Delivery Plan will be reviewed in 2026 and again in 2030 to measure progress and refresh the actions. A review of findings will be produced.

Outcomes and indicators

Increase the number of people choosing walking, cycling and wheeling in Scotland

  • Proportion of short everyday journeys by walking and cycling
  • Attitudes towards/propensity to walking, cycling and wheeling
  • Proportion of journeys to school by walking, cycling and wheeling
  • Frequency of walking and cycling for pleasure/exercise

High quality walking, cycling and wheeling infrastructure is available to all

  • Km of traffic-free walking and cycling facilities
  • Distance to traffic-free cycling infrastructure
  • Quality of walking and cycling infrastructure

Walking, cycling and wheeling is safer for all

  • Casualties by mode of transport and distance travelled (number and proportion)
  • Perceptions of safety of walking, wheeling and cycling

Walking, cycling and wheeling is available to all

  • Household access to a bike (with focus on regional and socio-economic variation)
  • Proportion of people identifying barriers to walking, cycling and wheeling

Delivery of walking, cycling and wheeling is promoted and supported by a range of partners

  • Level of inclusion of active travel in local development plans
  • Level of public sector spend on walking, cycling and wheeling
  • Perception of community involvement in walking, cycling and wheeling initiatives
  • Proportion of primary schools delivering on-road cycle training