Cycling and walking investment strategy
The strategy is due to be updated in July 2020 through a 2 billion pounds package to pursue the following goals (among others): 1) the creation of a national cycling and walking commissioner and inspectorat, 2) higher standards for permanent infrastructure across England, 3) getting GPs to prescribe cycling and exercise, and 4) creating a long-term budget for cycling and walking similar to what happens for roads.
We will increase the percentage of children aged 5 to 10 that usually walk to school from 49% in 2014 to 55% in 2025.
We aim to increase walking activity, where walking activity is measured as the total number of walking stages per person per year, to 300 stages per person per year in 2025, and will work towards developing the evidence base over the next year.
We aim to double cycling, where cycling activity is measured as the estimated total number of cycle stages made each year, from 0.8 billion stages in 2013 to 1.6 billion stages in 2025, and will work towards developing the evidence base over the next year.