National Highways working in tandem with Active Travel England

Olympic legend and Active Travel England ambassador Chris Boardman MBE and National Highways have pledged the two organisations will work more closely together to promote the benefits of active travel and a healthier future for all.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between National Highways and Active Travel England was signed at a meeting between National […]

£7.79m for transport improvements in Leeds

Leeds City Council has successfully been awarded funding for five schemes designed to enable residents to choose more active and sustainable modes of travel and improve road safety for everyone. A part of a £200million funding pot, which Active Travel England expects to generate up to 16 million extra walking and cycling trips every year […]

Boardman looks to make active travel “easy, every-day choice”

National Active Travel Commissioner Chris Boardman MBE has attended a meeting at Downing Street as part of the Government’s National Physical Activity Taskforce to help get millions more people involved in sport and physical activity by 2030. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Boardman said: “We are all convinced by the case for health. A healthy […]

Mobility Campers pledge to “make a difference”

The 6th annual volunteer-run Mobility Camp “unconference” has taken place, with nearly a hundred people coming together to discuss, debate and tackle the subject of ‘Changing the Narrative in transport’. The attendees, from backgrounds including transport planners, councillors, modellers, engineers, technologists and students came together for the event at the IET in Birmingham, which saw only […]

Gearing up for UK’s leading active travel event – Cycle County Active County

Active Travel England’s annual summit, Cycle County Active County, is set to take place on 5-6 July in Oxford, bringing together representatives from government, local authorities, businesses, academia and key action groups. Hosted by Oxfordshire County Council, Cycle County is a two day conference that shares knowledge, ideas, visions, best practice and expertise for active travel. […]

More safe cycle infrastructure and pedestrian improvements on the way as Nottingham City Council wins Active Travel England Funding

Nottingham City Council has this week accepted over £1.7million from the Active Travel Fund, following a rigorous bidding process. The funding has been allocated specifically for investment along Porchester Road in Mapperley – a key part of the strategic cycle network which connects sustainable transport investment currently taking place on Carlton Road and complements last […]

West Midlands growing cycle network secures a £12.6 million boost

The West Midlands will benefit from more safe cycling and walking routes following the award of £12.6 million from Active Travel England. In this case, the funding will enable Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and council partners to deliver ten new cycling and walking projects in Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall and Wolverhampton. To launch Active Travel Fund […]

Greater Manchester awarded further £3.4 million for active travel, as other authorities announce funding

Greater Manchester has been awarded nearly £3.4 million from the government and Active Travel England’s Capability & Ambition Fund to support walking and cycling infrastructure projects across the city-region. Funding received represents 10% more than the city-region’s initial allocation following a high-quality bid submission in autumn 2022. Across England, £32.9 million of total funding was […]

Whitty joins Active Travel England’s advisory panel

England’s Chief Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty, one of the faces of the Covid pandemic, has become one of four people appointed to Active Travel England’s new advisory panel. Working alongside West Midlands’ Mayor, Andy Street, Chair of the Office of Rail and Road, Declan Collier and Arup’s Global Transport Leader, Isabel Dedring, Sir Chris […]

DfT publishes framework for Active Travel England

The Department for Transport is today (21 July 2022) publishing the framework document for Active Travel England. This confirms Active Travel England’s responsibilities and objectives and sets out its relationship with, and accountability to, the Department for Transport and Parliament. Active Travel England will lead the delivery of the government’s strategy and vision for creating a […]


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