Direction from the Government & Others

Active Travel

07 Aug 2020

Active travel means making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. Given active travel is a devolved policy area, this House of Commons briefing relates primarily to active travel policies in England.

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DoT - Vision for cycling and Walking

July 2020

Includes a forward from the PM.

'Stepping it up a gear - We want - and need - to see a step-change in cycling and walking in the coming years. The challenge is huge, but the ambition is clear. We have a unique opportunity to transform the role cycling and walking can play in our transport system, and get England moving differently.'

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Public Health England

May 2016

Briefing on how to promote more cycling, walking, green spaces etc. Click to the right to bring up the link to the PDF

University of Vison, Strategy, Opportunity, Westminster

Established in 2019

Set up in September 2019, the ATA brings together a broad spectrum of expertise to lead research, teaching and knowledge exchange, with a focus on walking and cycling, use of other 'micromobilities' from e-scooters to electric hand cycles; and reduction in car use. The Academy believes all disciplines and expertise are needed to address the acute global problems that car dominated transport systems have created. Funded by a substantial investment of over £582,000 over three years by the Quintin Hogg Trust, the academy brings together practitioners, academics, students and others with an interest or expertise in active travel.

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UK 100 -For cleaner, more Powerful communities

UK100 is a network of highly ambitious local government leaders, who have pledged to secure the future for their communities by shifting to 100% clean energy by 2050. This is not just good for the planet but for the people and communities they serve, be they in villages, towns or cities. Local leaders are working together to create flourishing communities, seizing the opportunities of technology to create jobs and establishing a nationwide project of renewal, focussed on local needs and ambitions. 

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