Transport Investment Strategy for England shows no sign of prioritising cycling and walking

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Local Authorities in England must prioritise cycling and walking in their transport investment plans

5 July 2017

Today the Government announced its new Transport Investment Strategy for England.

Responding to the announcement Jason Torrance, our Policy Director said:

“Whilst balancing investment between strategic and local roads is welcome, the Transport Investment Strategy for England shows no sign of the UK Government prioritising everyday travel choices and increasing levels of cycling and walking, leaving Local Authorities to pick up the mantel of improving air quality, health and congestion with alternatives to car travel.

"Local Authorities in England must prioritise cycling and walking in their delivery of the Strategy if the Government’s ambition for cycling and walking to be the natural choice for shorter journeys is to be achieved – as published in the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy for England earlier this year.”

For more information, please contact Anna Galandzij, Senior Press Officer at Sustrans, [email protected], 075 5791 5648

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