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Government plan for cycling and walking

The plan published by the Department of Transport on 28 July 2020 has been widely covered in the media, including a reference to ‘bikes on prescription’ from GP practices.

This will not be widely rolled out immediately. The next stage is expected to be a series of pilot programmes in areas with poor health and low physical activity rates. The government is now working with stakeholders in healthcare, local authorities and communities to develop the pilots. The funding is coming from money previously announced for Active Travel in May, and is part of the government’s broader approach to preventing poor mental and physical health as outlined in the Prevention Green Paper published in 2019. More.....