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Cycling

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the benefits of cycling to (a) physical health, (b) mental health and (c) the environment.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department published a rapid evidence assessment on investing in cycling and walking in April 2017 which considered a wide range of benefits from cycling and walking, including health and the environment. The Department has also worked in collaboration with Public Health England on the November 2018 publication Cycling and walking for individual and population health benefits and Sport England on the active travel and physical activity review published in May 2019.

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