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Call for Evidence

Active travel in England

Active Travel describes people making their everyday ‘journeys for a purpose’, for example their commute to work, by walking, cycling or skating, rather than motorised transport.  

The Department of Transport (DfT) owns active travel policy, and in 2017 and 2022 published cycling and walking investment strategies which set out its aims for increasing active travel in England by 2025 and beyond.

These policies contain funding to support investment in several active travel initiatives, with investment expected to address cross-governmental priorities (e.g., health benefits from physical activity). Local authorities lead on implementing these active travel schemes as part of their transport responsibilities.  

Based on a National Audit Office investigation into Active Travel, the Committee will question officials including Dame Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport, and Danny Williams, Chief Executive of Active Travel England.

The inquiry will explore whether the government will be able to achieve its ambitions for active travel by 2025 and if it will deliver value for money through these investments.  

If you have evidence on this issue, please submit it here by 23:59 on Wednesday 5 July 2023.  

Please look at the requirements for written evidence submissions and note that the Committee cannot accept material as evidence that is published elsewhere. c

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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