Cycling and Walking: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in cycling and walking rates as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions have eased.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Cycle usage in England on Monday 24 August was 116% of the equivalent day in the first week of March. Daily data is highly variable and linked to the weather, with days of poorer weather showing lower usage. Currently it is not possible to produce a reliable estimate of walking activity during the period.

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