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Distance guidelines not fair reflection on how far people are willing to cycle and walk

Nick Bunn and Gareth Wakenshaw are transport planners at professional services firm WYG
13 October 2017
Gareth Wakenshaw and Nick Bunn
Gareth Wakenshaw and Nick Bunn


Is current guidance on walking and cycling distances in need of an overhaul? And, if so, why does this matter? These distances form the basis of many decisions about where we live and work. Distances are used as criteria in assessing land allocations in Local Plans and in determining planning applications. They are also used in decision-making around transport infrastructure, including bus stops. 

We decided, firstly, to investigate the distances on which existing guidance is based and...

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