The Government is due to release its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2 (CWIS 2) in the coming months.
Ahead of this, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) launched its inquiry to investigate what CWIS 2 should contain and how it should work.
The inquiry gathered the views of expert stakeholders in addition to three hearings, which Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO at Living Streets attended to give oral evidence.
The APPG has today (20 September 2021) released its inquiry report: Reaching Our Active Travel Potential.
The report makes 26 recommendations, including increased funding for active travel.
Commenting on the report, Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO, Living Streets said:
“Walking is the cheapest, greenest, healthiest transport there is. However, as this report highlights, it needs ambitious targets and investment. Funding for active travel provides excellent value for money, helping to tackle the costs associated with air pollution, inactivity and loneliness and helping achieve Net Zero by 2050 or before.
"Long-term, stable funding is needed in the upcoming Spending Review to make it easier, safer and more attractive for people to choose cleaner ways to travel for many years to come.”