Invest in walking, cycling and public transport

Walking, cycling and public transport are the most inclusive forms of mobility - in the most deprived area, the majority of residents don't have access to a car.  Instead of building new roads and freezing fuel duty, we should be investing in walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure and freezing public transport fares.

Why the contribution is important

A modal shift from private car to walking, cycling and public transport for short journeys in particular can make a substantial difference to air pollution and carbon emissions, as well as alleviating congestion and delivering wider health benefits through more active lifestyles.

by AliMCR on June 29, 2018 at 10:09PM

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  • Posted by Tracey July 05, 2018 at 14:16

    The economic advantage of less congestion on the roads cannot be disregarded in terms of a cost benefit to business. Access to employment is a key factor to growth and so public transport needs to be more affordable. Cost also has an influence with regard to encouraging behaviour change. Organisations as part of their CSR need to consider how people get to and from their sites and encourage greener travel as the first option to reduce single occupancy car use and improve the health of their employees and the planet.

  • Posted by JuliaDftGovUK July 20, 2018 at 09:09

    Hi both, thanks very much for your comments. The Government recognises the importance of modal shift and the substantial benefits of cycling and walking. For more on what we are doing to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey, please see our Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy:[…]/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy.
    I'd also agree with Tracey's post that workplaces have a role to play in considering how they can encourage greener travel to and from their locations.
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