Active travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England: eleventh report of Session 2017-19

For too long walking and cycling have not been a priority for policymakers. The 2015 legislation requiring the Government to develop a strategy for these modes should help to change this. We welcome the Government’s commitment, set out in its 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, to increasing levels of walking and cycling, and its ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys, or a part of longer journeys. The Government has a crucial role in championing active travel and providing leadership at a national level. We have been told that this leadership is lacking and have recommended that the Government bring forward plans for improving how it champions and provides leadership on active travel, and how it can better work with other departments to make active travel a priority. While the Government’s commitment to increasing levels of walking and cycling is welcome, its current targets are not ambitious enough, particularly for walking. Representatives from walking and cycling stakeholder groups told us the Government should revisit its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, and that now is the right time to do so. We agree, and have recommended that the Government revise its Strategy to include more ambitious targets for increasing levels of cycling and—particularly—walking.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

    London,    

    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee

    ,    
  • Publication Date: 2019-7

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 45p

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  • Accession Number: 01714725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2019 11:22AM