There are two main types of assessment:
Before you begin, check that you have the following data available:
A number of default values are provided in the HEAT; you can use these or provide your own values if you think they may more accurately reflect your situation, for the following variables:
In addition, you can provide details of the cost of promoting cycling or walking, if you wish the HEAT to calculate a benefit-cost ratio. Please make sure that the costs include all relevant investments. For example, to assess the benefit-cost ratio of a promotion campaign for cycling, also think about costs for the bicycle infrastructure used by the target audience, which may be borne by the local administration.
Along the way, you may also need to make some assumptions where you don’t have any data available, e.g. on the supposed impact of an intervention on new levels of walking and cycling. You will be provided with input on such assumptions, and wherever possible with default values (and their sources) as well as with explanations and further information on the different steps of the tool.