We have two priorities - to make the National Cycle Network safer and more accessible for everyone.
In 2018, we presented a new vision for the National Cycle Network in our Paths for Everyone review.
We want to create a Network where families can enjoy bike rides away from motor traffic.
Where those who are less mobile can go at their own pace. And where walkers can fill their lungs with fresh air.
In 2018 we published our review of the National Cycle Network along with our recommendations for improvement.
Since 2018, we have been working to improve the access, safety and public appeal of the National Cycle Network.
This new report provides an update on the great successes they've achieved so far.
We're working with our partners, volunteers, supporters and local communities to make this vision of a traffic-free, more consistent and accessible Network for everyone a reality.
We’re involving local communities in shaping and caring for their local paths. And we're responding to feedback from people who use the Network.
Click on the map to find out more about each project, or you can open the map in a new window.
Our work with local and national governments to make the Network better and more accessible continues. We have 80 improvement schemes being delivered and more ready in the pipeline.
By 2040 we want to see
5,000 more miles
of traffic-free paths
potential economic benefit realised
We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you get physical barriers on your local routes redesigned or removed, to make traffic-free routes more accessible for everyone.
As custodians of the National Cycle Network, it's our role to care for it, improve it and steward a long-term vision for its future.
In the face of a national climate and ecological emergency, traffic-free paths have the power to improve biodiversity and protect wildlife.