Active travel and streets built around it are hitting the news headlines more and more, but our Head of Policy and Communications Tanya Braun wonders why walking isn’t always given as much prominence as cycling.
So what's the problem?
Walking and cycling organisations have, together, helped bring about this change in thinking.
Yet walking can often seem like the poor cousin to cycling. It often gets forgotten or left out of the conversation entirely.
Why is that? One theory is that we all walk. It’s so simple, so pedestrian, that we take it for granted. Why should it get any special attention (let alone funding)?
Take this recent example picked up on Twitter by our very own Jenny Wiles.
From the Guardian's headline, you would not know Manchester had any walking plans at all...
Meandering, strolling, striding or pacing – any which way walking can benefit our society in ways that no other form of travel can.
Whenever anyone is talking about active travel, but really only thinking about cycling, we should always make sure we say walking stays in the discussion.
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