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Active travel inquiry

Inquiry


Scope of the inquiry

The Committee calls for written evidence on:

  • the benefits and risks of active travel, and the extent to which they are properly understood by the public and Government;
  • recent trends in walking and cycling and factors contributing to these trends;
  • the effectiveness of the Department for Transport in setting the strategic objectives for active travel and in working with other departments that have relevant responsibilities;
  • the balance of responsibilities for active transport between central Government and local bodies and whether the current arrangements achieve an appropriate balance;
  • implementation of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) so far, including in relation to the Cycling Ambition Cities;

Reports, special reports and government responses

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11th Report - Active travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England
Inquiry Active travel inquiry
HC 1487
Report
Response to this report
9th Special Report - Active travel: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report
HC 2662
Special Report
9th Special Report - Active travel: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report
Inquiry Active travel inquiry
HC 2662
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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1 May 2019
Inquiry Active travel inquiry
Witnesses Mike Wilson, Chief Highways Engineer, and Richard Leonard, Head of Road Safety, Highways England; Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State, Guy Boulby, Head of Cycling and Walking, and Kevin Golding-Williams, Head of Cycling and Walking Policy, Department for Transport
Oral Evidence
3 April 2019
Inquiry Active travel inquiry
Witnesses Vicky Fraser, Head of Transport Planning and Strategy, Cornwall Council, Alison Kennedy, Principal Transport Policy Officer, Inclusive Growth Directorate, Birmingham City Council, Rupert Thacker, Head of Highways Strategy and Implementation, Environment and Infrastructure Department, Hertfordshire County Council, Laura Wells, Principal Transport Planner, Policy & Strategy, Brighton & Hove City CouncilKatie Edmondson, Programme Communications and Engagement Coordinator, CityConnect, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Mark Lynam, Director of Programme Commissioning, Sheffield City Region, Dr Ben Still, Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Lead Board member on active travel, Urban Transport Group, Claire Williams, Cycling and Walking Development Manager, Transport for West Midlands
Oral Evidence
7 March 2019
Inquiry Active travel inquiry
Witnesses Nadia Kerr, Delegate, Walk Ride GM, Jonathan Fingland, Chair, Greater Manchester Cycling CampaignChris Boardman MBE, Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Councillor Angeliki Stogia, Executive Member for Environment and Skills, Manchester City CouncilAndy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Oral Evidence
Melvyn Samuels (ATR0132)
Eastbourne Access Group (ATR0123)
Lime (ATR0142)

Contact us

Please note: The Transport Committee examines policy issues relating to the Department for Transport and its associated bodies. It is unable to investigate, or adjudicate on, individual cases.

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