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Source: sustrans 14.05.22

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/may/department-for-transport-announces-vital-funding-for-the-national-cycle-network/

 

The Department of Transport has announced a £35 million continuation of funding to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of the National Cycle Network, alongside additional vital funding for active travel across England.

This funding will create new routes and improve existing ones, better connecting communities and making it easi

Source: Living Streets 22.03.22

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/government-announces-25m-funding-for-active-travel

 

Trudy Harrison MP, Active Travel Minister at the Department for Transport has announced £2.5 million additional funding for active travel.

Speaking at Living Streets’ National Walking Summit, she announced that the further funding would allow for the continuation of active travel behaviour change outreach programmes.

£2 million will fund Living Streets’

Source: Gov.uk 10.03.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bikeability-receives-record-20-million-government-investment-to-improve-access-to-cycle-training

 

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed £20 million of funding for Bikeability which aims to promote active travel and provide cycle training to half a million children and their families. The scheme has trained over 3.6 million children since 2007 and DfT has now announced record funding to ensure even more are equipped with the s

Source: Sustrans 23.02.22

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/february/milestone-first-crossing-of-new-137-million-active-travel-bridge/

 

The construction phase of the new Stockingfield bridge across the Forth & Clyde Canal in North Glasgow is now complete and is on track to open to the public in September.

Representatives from Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Sustrans joined Active Travel Minister Patrick Harvie MSP, as well as, residents to be the first to cross Stockingfi

Source: Gov.uk 22.01.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/olympic-gold-medallist-and-cyclist-chris-boardman-to-lead-governments-new-active-travel-body

 

Active Travel England (ATE), the government’s new cycling and walking executive agency has been launched with Olympic gold medallist and cyclist Chris Boardman as interim commissioner. The agency aims to create safer streets for cycling and walking to boost air quality and help improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.

Chris Boardman will

Source: Sustrans 01.12.21

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2021/november/schools-programme-enables-eco-friendly-journeys/

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Sustran’s Active School Travel Programme in Northern Ireland has increased the number of children walking, wheeling and cycling to school, under a programmed funded by the Public Health Agency and the Department for Infrastructure

Schools’ officers worked with more than 200 schools to buck the worrying trend of most primary age schoo

Source: Gov.uk 02.11.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/physical-activity-data-tool-november-2021-update

https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/physical-activity

 

New active travel data has been added to the Physical Activity tool from mid-November 2019 to mid-November 2020.

The Physical Activity tool brings together data on physical activity and on related risk factors and conditions such as obesity and diabetes for the whole of England. The tool presents data at local level to promo

Source:Gov.wales 09.09.21

https://gov.wales/million-pound-investment-make-cycling-more-accessible-all

 

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales.

The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery assisted electric bikes for free on long-term loan for local residents that do not cycle regularly or find the cost of elec

The recent COVID-19 restrictions have profoundly impacted the way people live, work and travel as evidenced by the public’s desire to be more active, and the rise in popularity of cycling and walking (Sport England, 2020). Now, we can embed those changes in people’s travel behaviour, increase active travel, and transform permanently how many people move around, particularly in towns and cities. Source: gov.uk, July 2020