Alex Bowden May 3 2017
Following the publication of the UK government’s first cycling and walking investment strategy last month, Sustrans has launched a five-year strategy of its own. The walking and cycling charity will focus on connecting people and places; creating liveable neighbourhoods; and transforming the school run and commutes.
The organisation says it will be focusing on walking and cycling, rather than on sustainable travel more generally, and on providing and delivering solutions for communities.
Xavier Brice, Sustrans Chief Executive, commented:
“The need to rebalance the way we move around is stronger than ever. Walking and cycling must be part of the solution to many of today’s challenges from air pollution to congestion, to high levels of childhood obesity and physical inactivity amongst adults.
“There is a pressing need for leadership on walking and cycling, which I believe we can provide by focusing on our strengths – making it easier for everyone to walk and cycle.
“With this strategy, we are better placed to ensure that our work is truly grounded in communities and that new developments have walking and cycling at their core, not as an afterthought.”