Cycle Propensity Scenario Tool

The Cycle Propensity Tool (CPT) expands upon the Regional Modelling System by enabling transport modellers and planners to examine potential futures where levels of cycling in Ireland are markedly different to the current (2016 census data) observed mode shares.

This viewer provides the outputs of three cycling scenarios:

  • Propensity to cycle has doubled (medium);
  • Propensity to cycle has quadrupled (high);
  • Propensity to cycle has quadrupled and trips are faster (high with e-bikes).

These scenarios are examples of potential cycling futures, rather than definitive forecasts. Alternative scenarios may be available upon request.

Leveraging the power of the NTA’s Regional Modelling System, the CPT is a powerful tool for understanding the geographic distribution of increased cycling uptake and its interaction with other transport modes.

While outlining the potential of increased levels of cycling, the CPT is not a forecasting tool. Its purpose is to assist transport planners and modellers, as well as general users, in understanding and visualising a transport landscape with elevated levels of cycling.

For more information on the tool, or to request data or outputs of the CPT, please contact

Map of Ireland showing five regional models. West regional, East regional, Mid West regional, South East regional and South West regional models.