Programmes/packages of activities
Where activities are being delivered as a programme/package, the BCR should include the costs and benefits of educational, promotional and/or advertising activity to attract users to the walking and cycling network, and education and/or advertising to encourage the sharing of roads and pathways and safe use.
Use of generic or default BCR
No placeholder, generic or default BCRs are to be used.
Refer to Prioritisation of activities for information on calculating the BCR and on the resulting ranking.
The Transport Agency reserves the right to require a peer review of cost–benefit appraisal determinations and measures, including any non-monetised/additional benefits and adverse impacts, regardless of the scope, prior to an investment decision.
Insufficient information (L*)
An activity can be included in the NLTP when no cost–benefit appraisal has been made or when no robust evidence is lacking to support the assessment. In such cases the rating for cost–benefit appraisal will default to 1 for improvement activities. The Transport Agency represents these activities as L* to indicate that more information is required to achieve a robust assessment profile.
An activity will not be considered for funding approval with an L* status.