Active travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

"The economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion are huge. Active travel can help combat all of these, and as they become more pressing concerns there is an increasingly compelling case for policymakers to give active travel the attention and funding that it has not historically received."

I hope this report released today doesn't get forgotten?!?

"The £2 billion the Government has said will be spent on active travel in this Parliament is welcome, but it equates to only £400 million a year. This is a tiny sum compared with spending on other areas of transport—and is just 1.5% of transport spending in England. The Government needs to invest more in active travel."

 

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmtrans/1487/148703.htm#_idTextAnchor003