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Active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans: Debate Pack

Published Friday, July 5, 2019

A Westminster Hall debate on ‘Active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 9 July 2019 from 9.30-11.00am. The debate has been initiated by Robert Courts MP and Stephen Morgan MP.

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Parliamentary material

Active travel inquiry, House of Commons Transport Select Committee, 2017-2019


Parliamentary proceedings 2016-2019


Press articles

The depressing lesson of west London's lost cycle route, The Guardian, 17 June 2019

Painted bike lanes are waste of money, say cycling commissioners, The Guardian, 17 June 2019

Climate change: we can reclaim cities from the car without inconveniencing people, The Conversation, 29 May 2019


Press releases

£51 million for active travel infrastructure in 2019, Transport Scotland, 18 June 2019

Mayor of London confirms doubling of protected cycle routes, Mayor of London, 24 May 2019

£23 million government funding boost to cycling and walking nationwide, Dept for Transport, 21 March 2019

Cycling and Walking alliance reacts to DfT proposals to improve road safety,Cycling UK, 22 November 2018

Creating safer spaces for cycling is encouraging more women in London to take to two wheels, Transport for London, 24 September 2018



Gov.UK - Cycling and walking investment, safety and government strategy

Gov.Wales - Walking and cycling

Living Streets - policy resources

Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure - active travel

Sustrans - active travel toolbox

Transport Scotland - active travel

Urban Transport Group - active travel


Further reading

Impacts of an active travel intervention with a cycling focus in a suburban context: One-year findings from an evaluation of London’s in-progress mini-Hollands programme, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, May 2019

Active Travel and Physical Activity Evidence Review, Sport England, May 2019.

London Walking and Cycling Conference Presentations, May 2019

Cities must adapt if active travel and increased safety for vulnerable road users are to co-exist, Transport Research Laboratory, January 2019

The State of Cycling, British Cycling, 2019

Cycling and Accessibility: annual progress report, Highways England, October 2018 

Running out of road: Investing in cycling in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford, National Infrastructure Commission, June 2018

Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013, National Assembly for Wales Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, June 2018 and Welsh Government response

Active travel task force report, Transport Scotland, March 2018

Cycling safety: Roundtable summary and conclusions, OECD/International Transport Forum, January 2018

Health impact assessment of cycling network expansions in European cities, University of Zurich, 2018

Paths for everyone: Sustrans’ review of the National Cycle Network, Sustrans, 2018

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, DfT, 2017

Investing in cycling and walking: rapid evidence assessment - a report for the Department for Transport, DfT, October 2016

Cycle traffic and the strategic road network: interim advice note, Highways England, October 2016

‘Stuck in first gear:­ the Government’s Cycling Revolution’, All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, June 2016

Active travel: a briefing for local authorities, Public Health England, May 2016

Sustainable city logistics — Making cargo cycles viable for urban freight transportResearch in Transportation Business & Management, 2015

Can Cycling Apps be Used to Inform Smart Infrastructure Planning? EFR, December 2014


Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0159

Authors: Fintan Codd; David Hirst

Topics: Cycling, Roads

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