"Riding towards the green economy: Cycling and green jobs", a joint report from UN Environment, WHO and UNECE, was published in 2017. It built on an earlier report from the same three organisations, which was published in 2014.
The reports aim to add to the body of evidence on the job creation potential of public transport, cycling and walking. The first report reviewed the evidence for jobs associated with these three modes, while the second focused on jobs in cycling. It included a review of methodologies that have been used to assess the number of jobs associated with cycling, and also involved engagement with cities and regions around Europe to identify estimates of the number of jobs associated with cycling in the various cities.
The first report estimated the job creation potential of cycling in the pan-European region. It estimated the number of jobs that might be created if a major city in each of these countries achieved the same cycling modal share as the Danish capital Copenhagen. This estimate was based on a simple extrapolation using figures from Copenhagen. The second report revisited this figure, based on the evidence received from various cities.
Both reports can be downloaded from the website of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP):
- Riding towards the green economy: cycling and green jobs
- Unlocking new opportunities: Jobs in green and healthy transport