Active travel in England suffering from chronic underfunding, says report

Current funding of active travel stands at just 2% of the total transport budget in the UK, according to a new report. The report from the Institute for Public Policy Research paints a bleak picture of the current state of active travel in England, with a co-author of the report observing that cycling peaked in […]

High Court grants legal challenge to government’s cycling funding cuts

The Department for Transport’s decision earlier this year to slash the budget for cycling and walking schemes in England by around 75 percent can be legally challenged, the High Court ruled yesterday. The action was brought by active travel campaign group Transport Action Network (TAN), who wrote to the government in June seeking a judicial review into the […]

Funding allocations for active travel prescription trial released

The funding allocations for the 11 local authorities taking part in a walking and cycling prescription trial have now been announced. Published by Active Travel England (ATE), the list of recipients include Bradford City Council, which has received £1.34m to deliver projects that will see patients offered free access to guided walking and cycling activities, […]

Cross-party peers and MPs call on government to reverse active travel cuts

A 60-strong group of parliamentarians from all parties, have put their names to a letter calling for the recent cuts in England’s active travel budget to be reversed.  Earlier this year, the active travel budget was reduced by at least £200 million, about two thirds of the budget. Organisations opposed to the cuts were quick […]

Bridgend receives £1.5 million to improve active travel routes

Bridgend County Borough Council has received around £1.5 million of Welsh Government funding to improve active travel routes across the county borough. The money will contribute to enhancements which will include the building of new active travel routes as well as consultation work for future schemes developments. The largest allocation from the funding will be […]

Government faces legal challenge on cut to cycling investment

The government is facing a legal challenge from a campaign group over its cut to investment in walking and cycling in England. Lawyers acting on behalf of Transport Action Network (TAN), have written to the Department for Transport (DfT) to formally seek a judicial review of the cuts announced in March by Mark Harper, the transport secretary, reports […]

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 […]

Government confirms £200 million to improve walking and cycling routes

The Government has announced the latest round of funding for active travel schemes, worth £200 million. The latest round of funding, will provide a boost to high streets and local businesses, and transform the school run for tens of thousands of children, generating up to 16 million extra walking and cycling trips a year, it […]


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