Scope for the use of HEAT Cycling

More information on cycling speed used

The speed value is based on hours of commuting per week from a study carried out in Copenhagen from which also the relative risk used in HEAT is derived (Andersen et al. 2000) combined with data from the Stockholm commuting studies on frequency of tours per week over the year, distance and duration (Schantz and Stigell, 2006 and 2008a). Based on an estimated distance of 4 km per trip, the observed distance-speed relationship produces an estimated average speed of 14 km/h (Schantz and Stigell, 2008b).

Schantz P, Stigell E (2006): Physically active commuting between home and work/study place in Greater Stockholm.
In: Proceedings of Transport Research Arena Europe. Greener, safer and smarter road transport for Europe. Conference of European Directors of Roads, European Commission and European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–15 June 2006.

Schantz, P, Stigell E (2008a): Distance, time and velocity as input data in cost-benefit analyses of physically active transportation.
In: Proceedings from the 2nd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Amsterdam, 13-16 April, 2008:270.

Schantz P, Stigell E (2008b): Frequency of bicycle tours per week and bicycling days per year as input data in cost–benefit analyses.
In: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences, Estoril, 9–12 July 2008.