In 2010, the Institute for Sensible Transport was commissioned by the Queensland Government to assess the costs and benefits of greater levels of cycling in Queensland.  Two comprehensive reports provided an analysis of the monetised benefits stemming from greater levels of walking and cycling, particularly when used as a replacement for car journeys. The first stage included a comprehensive discussion of the benefits of active travel, the integration of active travel within the public policy context and a summary of major national and state government policies relating to sustainable transport.

The second stage report focused on applying an economic framework for the development of an active travel program for school children in Queensland.

Download Stage One Report

Download Stage Two Report