21 Apr '17, 10am

A milestone in the journey towards transforming England into a cycling and walking nation

A milestone in the journey towards transforming England into a cycling and walking nation

With today’s launch of the first ever UK Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) we have reached a significant milestone along the path of making cycling and walking the natural choice for short journeys. The challenge now is to deliver the change needed locally and nationally. Since our Campaign for Safer Streets was launched in May 2014 we’ve been calling for long-term, dedicated funding for walking and cycling, particularly to help children travel to school by foot and bike. Working together with a number of other leading transport and health organisations we were successful in securing a commitment from government to the production of a strategy back in 2015. We know that investing in cycling and walking has huge and wide-ranging benefits. A recently published evaluation of the 2013-14 Linking Communities programme, which links people to areas of ec...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/blog/milestone-journey-towards...

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