Active Travel

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

I thank the Secretary of State for that very direct answer. Around 40% of the lowest income households do not have access to a car, but we know from the Government’s own research that because they tend to live in more hazardous environments—so more traffic, more on-street parking, more pollution and little space for cycling and walking—they are deterred from active travel. Can we have a national strategy from the Government, not just money being sent down to local councils, to try to increase cycling and walking in our more deprived communities?