Working with local communities is the best way to encourage active travel, says MPs

Instead of wholly rejecting the shift to active travel on the basis of poor administration in a handful of cases, we should champion schemes that have proven to work best and have the backing of local communities, two MPs have said.

According to Selaine Saxby MP and Simon Fell MP, the local councillors we elect on Thursday will be responsible for delivering active travel schemes such as cycle lanes or footpaths in their communities. The government has put active travel at the heart of building back better with a six-fold investment increase up to £2 billion – the largest ever. But making our communities safer places to walk and cycle isn’t just about increasing funding, it’s about proper community consultation and efficient delivery. 

To read what else they had to say, go to: Working with local communities is the best way to encourage active travel (politicshome.com)

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