Cycling and Walking

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th September 2016.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the level of potential savings to NHS budgets were the targets set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy to be met.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We have published a report commissioned on the health benefits of active travel “Claiming the Health Dividend: A summary and discussion of value for money estimates from studies of investment in walking and cycling” https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/371096/claiming_the_health_dividend.pdf.

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