Minister who declared pandemic recovery “should not be car led” takes on active travel brief – Cycling Industry News
Mark Sutton 10 January, 2022Harrison has a background that appears to align her with active travel and subjects like sustainability and road safety. Recently she has sought assurances on new road safety measures in Cumbria and in the past few months has shared the opinion that “the post-pandemic recovery will not be car-led.”
Furthermore, Harrison has become an electric bike advocate having tried one for herself, reminding her social media followers that such bikes are now easily obtainable on the Cycle to Work scheme.
“We are choosing a transport system fit for the future – a future of world class public transport infrastructure, green travel, accessible to all and the ability to choose from a range of shared, clean green forms of travel,” she reportedly told the recent Smart Transport Conference.
The Minister has reiterated the Government goal to see “half of all journeys by 2030, especially in towns and cities, to be active travel, so walking, cycles or scooters.”