Active Travel - Local Authority Toolkit

The Government has issued The Active Travel Toolkit for Local Government to be guided by.

To help avoid a car-led recovery from the pandemic, the government wants walking, cycling or public transport to be the natural first choice for journeys.    Local authorities can play an important role in increasing walking and cycling. Through influencing planning and taking a wider, strategic view of travel infrastructure across their area, authorities can ensure that active travel infrastructure connects residents to services.   As local leaders, authorities have a wide sphere of influence and can lead by example in adopting, promoting and providing infrastructure to enable and encourage active travel with their staff.    Authorities can also work with local businesses, industrial estates and business improvement districts to design specific interventions and behaviour change programmes to enable active travel with their employees and customers.