Published: 20th JULY 2016

Measuring the impact of the Linking Communities 2013-14 programme

The Linking Communities programme aims to link people to areas of economic activity and local facilities through active travel. Sustrans’ role in the programme is to work with partners to identify routes and deliver the links to time and budget whilst maintaining the highest design standards.

A family walk together along a traffic free route surrounded by bushes

We have compiled the results of an evaluation of the 2013-14 Linking Communities programme, a £62 million investment to make travelling on two wheels more attractive for people throughout England. 

The programme included 45 schemes across England designed to create new or improve existing traffic-calmed and traffic-free walking and cycling routes.

The report includes a wealth of detail on the outcomes achieved by each of the schemes.

The aggregated evidence across the projects demonstrates the substantial change that has been brought about by the programme as a whole.

Download Improving Access For Local Journeys Linking Communities 2012 13 Programme Wide Impacts 2014

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