Highlights from our 2023 podcasts on the last Highways Voices of the year

Why would a highways and transport technology-focussed podcast have discussed dehumidifiers, fast fashion and taking a shop’s takings to Barclays? Because all, in their own way, can be used as examples of things that affect our industry, and you’ll find out why if you listen to this quick round-up of some of our content from […]

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 […]

Cycling levels down a quarter on lockdown peak

New figures released by the Department for Transport suggest that cycling levels in England are down on their peak levels seen in March 2021, but that they are still far above 2013 levels. In March 2021, cycling levels peaked during the coronavirus pandemic with an increase of 63% since December 2013. COVID-19 restrictions were still […]

£32.9 million to create a national network of walking and cycling experts

Local authorities are being given a fund to help skills training to help enable them to develop thousands of well thought-through local walking and cycling schemes, co-created by the communities who will use them. The Department for Transport says the investment will help local authorities in England design, develop and consult on high-quality active travel […]

Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by GPs as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country, the government has announced. The government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. The funding will go towards several pilot […]

Chris Boardman appointed National Active Travel Commissioner on a permanent basis

Chris Boardman MBE, has been appointed National Active Travel Commissioner on a permanent basis. Chris Boardman will continue to inspire the nation into getting about on foot and by bike after being appointed as permanent National Active Travel Commissioner alongside several other senior officials, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today (28 June 2022). Chris, […]

Boardman tells TTF – make transport “easy”

England’s Active Travel Commissioner Chris Boardman says it’s vital we make it “easy” for people to travel in a more active way. “If we can’t look out of a car window and see active travel and think ‘I could do that’ then it’s pointless,” he told the Transport Technology Forum conference in Liverpool, as he […]


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