DFT publishes the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
- The Department for Transport publishes the second walking and cycling strategy which sets out objectives and an estimated almost £4bn of investment across Government through to 2025 to deliver the commitments outlined in the Prime Minister’s ‘Gear Change’ plan.
- The second cycling and walking investment strategy (CWIS2) outlines the government’s ambition to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey by 2040.
The revised objectives are to:
- increase the percentage of short journeys in towns and cities that are walked or cycled
- increase walking
- double cycling
- increase the percentage of children aged 5 to 10 who usually walk to school
This long-term approach will be supported through Active Travel England as part of a strategic objective to increase local authority capacity and capability around the delivery of active travel infrastructure and behaviour change programmes.
See the the full report in this link:-