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Committing to walking and cycling planning

The national Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS) is due to be launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) by summer 2017, with an aim of integrating walking and cycling as a ‘normal part of everyday life’ by 2040. But local authorities must commit to developing bespoke plans for their cycling and walking network, says Anthony Jones, Senior Consultant, Atkins

Anthony Jones
03 February 2017
Anthony Jones, Senior Consultant, Atkins
Anthony Jones, Senior Consultant, Atkins
Walking and cycling infrastructure comes in all shapes and sizes: some good and some not. A cohesive plan, integrated with other modes, is needed to deliver committed and cohesive schemes that work for all
Walking and cycling infrastructure comes in all shapes and sizes: some good and some not. A cohesive plan, integrated with other modes, is needed to deliver committed and cohesive schemes that work for all

 

The ambitious targets range from doubling cycling, reversing the decline in walking activity, reducing cyclist fatalities or serious injuries and increasing the number of children (aged 5-10 years) walking to school. The benefits are far-reaching, from encouraging local economic growth, to positively impacting health and well-being and promoting sustainable transport modes. However local authorities must recognise the true value the strategy can bring, and commit to developing bespoke plans for...

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