Walking

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of journeys made by walking.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy of March 2017 sets out a range of aims and targets, including to increase walking activity and increase the percentage of 5-10 year olds walking to school. Almost £2 billion is projected to be invested over this parliament to 2021 to deliver increased levels of active travel, including through the Transforming Cities Fund and Local Growth Fund.

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