Protected bike lanes on school routes must be urgent government priority, says Sustrans | road.cc
The active travel charity has called for “long-term safety barriers” to be removed, after a recent survey found that just 14% of parents feel very confident teaching their children to cycle on the road
Active travel charity Sustrans has urged the government and local authorities to guarantee protected cycle lanes on all main road routes to schools.
The Bristol-based charity says that a renewed focus on active travel infrastructure should be an urgent priority for Liz Truss’ Conservative government, as it would help embed new habits in people across the UK who have been forced to change the way they travel due to the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Sustrans’ call for more and better cycling infrastructure, especially around schools, comes in the middle of Cycle to School Week, when families are encouraged to ditch the car and ride their bikes to and from school.