22 November 2018
Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the Government’s response to its call for evidence on walking and cycling safety. More than 14,000 people took part in the consultation; their top suggestion was investment in safe infrastructure.
Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
“The Government has shown it takes the concerns of pedestrians and cyclists seriously. We welcome its commitment to prioritise walking and cycling, and its insistence that local government and other decision-makers do the same.
“More active travel brings multiple benefits in terms of health, environment, local economy and quality of life, so the Government’s emphasis on encouraging more people to walk and cycle is to be applauded.”
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Notes to Editors
- Read the Department for Transport’s announcement here: Bold new measures to keep people safe on the roads
- Read the Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey, 2018 here: Walking and Cycling Statistics, England
- Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).