7th November 2023
The government has made little progress on its active travel targets and is likely to miss its 2025 goals, according to a new report by the Public Accounts Committee.
What does the committee think of the impact of Active Travel England, and how can active travel get back on track?
18th October 2023
The government should invest more in public transport and active travel, and take measures to deter car use, says the National Infrastructure Commission.
Where should the investment be targeted?
12th October 2023
TfL has produced a summary of the impacts of LTNs in London, based on two types of study.
What are the study types, what does the evidence say about LTNs, and will Mayor Sadiq Khan continue to back boroughs that install them?
Read about the Impacts of LTNs in London.
9th October 2023
The All Party Cycling Group has published a new Road Justice report which provides reassurance that some MPs understand active travel.
What are the report's recommendations?
Find out in All Party Cycling Road Justice Report.
3rd October 2023
The Tories have come up with a laughable "plan for drivers", full of gaslighting and Doublespeak.
As well as the posturing and propaganda, they are intent on doing some significant damage to transport in England.
Read about Laughable Tory "Plan for Drivers".
2nd October 2023
Irresponsible Prime Minister Sunak wants English streets to be more dangerous.
Instead of confronting the big challenges of our time - public health, air pollution and global heating - he is focused on the hours of operation of bus lanes, which isn't even a central government responsibility.
Read about Irresponsible Sunak Wants More Dangerous Streets.
11th September 2023
Cycling traffic in England was down by 5.2% in the year to June 2023.
Where does that figure come from, and how does it compare with vehicle miles travelled in the same period?
Read about Cycling Down 5.2% in Year to June 2023.
5th September 2023
Sustrans are backing the proposed Greater Cambridge Sustainable Travel Zone.
What is state of play on this scheme that forms part of the Making Connections plan, and what are the next steps?
31st August 2023
In a blow to those who like to portray cars as essential, government statistics show that the majority of drivers are pootling to a National Trust property or the shops. What else does the National Travel Survey reveal about our travel habits?
Read about the Majority of Car Trips are for Leisure or Shopping.
29th August 2023
85% of drivers exceeded the speed limit on 20mph roads in 2022. That is the starkest figure in the DfT's Speed Compliance Statistics for Great Britain, but there are other insights too into the extent of law-breaking on the roads.
Read about the 85% of Drivers Speed on 20mph Roads.
10th August 2023
The Transport Planning Society has written to Rishi Sunak to defend and support LTNs and the wider active travel agenda.
It comes after Sunak used an interview with the Sunday Telegraph to promote rat-running on residential streets.
1st August 2023
When asked whether they favoured using various modes of travel, Britons were evenly split about cycling.
The idea of riding a bike appealed to those in other countries more, though.
Read about Britons Split Over the Merits of Cycling.
30th July 2023
Sunak wants more rat-running traffic on residential streets throughout the UK.
Why is he uninterested in quality of life for residents, clean air, or residential roads that are safe for people to walk or cycle on?
29th July 2023
The House of Commons Transport Committee notes in a new report that National Highways has been handling complex network expansion projects badly.
Are these projects consistent with the UK's decarbonisation obligations, and should they be cancelled?
25th July 2023
Oxfordshire has planned a draft Strategic Active Travel Network for the whole county.
How did they go about it, and will it result in on-the-ground improvements to the cycle network?
Read about the Strategic Active Travel Network Oxfordshire.
24th July 2023
An Ipsos report on attitudes to travel pre- and post-pandemic was published earlier this month.
It shows how people say they travel, and what would persuade them to travel more sustainably and use their cars less.
Read about the Ipsos Our Changing Travel Report for DfT.
5th July 2023
A look at Quantified Carbon Reductions, which will be a central plank of councils' next Local Transport Plans, unless PM Sunak sabotages all the work that has been done on this.
Read about Quantified Carbon Reductions.
4th July 2023
Five years after the M1 was widened between junctions 10 and 13, traffic moved more slowly than before.
Why did none of the predicted time savings and economic benefits materialise?
28th June 2023
The Climate Change Committee's 2023 Progress Report paints a picture of a government relying on unproven techno-fixes, and without the courage to make the meaningful changes needed to prevent climate breakdown.
Read more about CCC Progress Report 2023.
27th June 2023
Photos from the men's road race at the British Cycling Championships 2023, held on a circuit starting and finishing at Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Read more about British Championships Men's Road Race 2023.
7th June 2023
The DfT is not on track to meet its 2025 active travel objectives. It hasn't been tracking what councils have done with their funding, and the incompetence of some councils has led to 'patchy delivery'. Can Active Travel England save the day?
6th June 2023
There's no doubt that Active Travel England have been hyperactive since they were set up in August 2022. What does the Annual Report say about the agency's performance?
Read about Active Travel England Annual Report.
4th June 2023
ATF4 bids have already been made and decided on, but the ATE guidance to councils reveals a lot about why bids succeeded or failed, and what schemes ATE wants to fund.
Read about Ten Points about Active Travel Fund 4.
1st June 2023
Active Travel England becomes a statutory consultee in the planning process from today. Could this be a game-changer?
19th May 2023
The allocations to councils from Active Travel Fund 4 were announced today. Who were the big winners?
Read about ATF4 Allocations.
18th May 2023
A new report called Reverse Gear assesses government policies on modal shift, travel demand and electrification, and concludes that we need a 20% traffic reduction by 2030. Does the DfT have the policies to achieve it?
10th May 2023
The DfT is consulting on a new policy for motorways and trunk roads. Is it a case of 'if you want to build a road, you can build a road'?
29th April 2023
The DfT has launched a new Cycling Index for England, showing cycling levels on a rolling annual basis. How does it look for the year to December 2022?
Read about New Cycling Stats from the DfT.
31st March 2023
The Alan Turing Institute is to collaborate with Active Travel England, to create new software and data science techniques. This will help councils build infrastructure that will deliver benefits to the maximum number of residents.
11th March 2023
Active Travel England has published its ratings of local authorities in England. They are on a scale of 0 to 4. Who is brilliant and who is awful?
10th March 2023
As the DfT budget is squeezed, the Transport Secretary is planning savage cuts to the active travel budget.
20th February 2023
In the latest round of active travel funding there is a particular emphasis on walking and wheeling - not cycling. Has Active Travel England given up on cycling?
15th February 2023
Wales has announced an inspiring road-building policy, with strict tests before any new highways can go ahead.
Read about Inspiring Welsh Road-Building Policy.
6th February 2023
Active Travel Fund 4 (ATF4) has launched today. Local authorities can bid for a share of £200 million for active travel projects.
Read about Active Travel Fund 4 (ATF4).
31st January 2023
An early report about the draft new Manual for Streets is encouraging. It would ask developers to create streets with a maximum design speed of 20mph.
Read about the Draft Manual for Streets is Promising.
29th January 2023
While some councils set out green goals that they have no intention of implementing, others are genuine and are getting on with positive changes.
The London Borough of Hackney has a 3-year implementation plan.
Read about Hackney Moves Forward with Low Traffic Plans.
19th January 2023
Islington is retaining its existing LTNs or Liveable Neighbourhoods and forging ahead with more. Meanwhile Birmingham City Council is making LTNs in Moseley and Kings Heath permanent.
17th January 2023
In a session with the APPGCW, Minister with responsibility for cycling Jesse Norman said that the Active Travel Fund 4 will open 'soon to very soon'. Pavement parking and new housing developments were among the other topics discussed.
2nd January 2023
Active Travel England has announced a £32.9 million Capability Fund, designed to train up engineers and planners at local authorities.
The ultimate objective is to build high-quality active travel schemes to consistent standards across England.
Read about £32.9 Million Capability Fund.