Cycling and walking plan for England

31 July 2020

The UK Government's Cycling and Walking strategy for England has been published setting out a vision for a travel revolution in England's streets, towns and communities.

The Gear Change plan describes the vision to make England a great walking and cycling nation. It sets out the actions required at all levels of government to make this a reality, grouped under four themes:

  • better streets for cycling and people
  • cycling and walking at the heart of decision-making
  • empowering and encouraging local authorities
  • enabling people to cycle and protecting them when they do

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says:  "All of us, cyclists and non-cyclists alike, have suddenly found out what it is like to have streets where you can breathe clean air, hear the birds singing at noon, and walk or ride in safety. We have all noticed the newfound safety on our roads with fewer cars hurtling down our streets, near our homes and our gardens and our schools. That is why this document aims to kick off the most radical change to our cities since the arrival of mass motoring."

Read the document in full here