Transport Committee

Active travel inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

The deadline for written submissions was Thursday 11 October 2018, however, the Committee is still accepting written submissions.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee calls for written evidence on:

  • the benefits and risks of active travel, and the extent to which they are properly understood by the public and Government;
  • recent trends in walking and cycling and factors contributing to these trends;
  • the effectiveness of the Department for Transport in setting the strategic objectives for active travel and in working with other departments that have relevant responsibilities;
  • the balance of responsibilities for active transport between central Government and local bodies and whether the current arrangements achieve an appropriate balance;
  • implementation of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) so far, including in relation to the Cycling Ambition Cities;
Read the full terms of reference: Active Travel Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 03 Apr 2019 - Active travel - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF305 KB) HC 1487 | Published 05 Apr 2019

    Evidence given by Vicky Fraser, Head of Transport Planning and Strategy, Cornwall Council, Alison Kennedy, Principal Transport Policy Officer, Inclusive Growth Directorate, Birmingham City Council, Rupert Thacker, Head of Highways Strategy and Implementation, Environment and Infrastructure Department, Hertfordshire County Council, Laura Wells, Principal Transport Planner, Policy & Strategy, Brighton & Hove City CouncilKatie Edmondson, Programme Communications and Engagement Coordinator, CityConnect, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Mark Lynam, Director of Programme Commissioning, Sheffield City Region, Dr Ben Still, Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Lead Board member on active travel, Urban Transport Group, Claire Williams, Cycling and Walking Development Manager, Transport for West Midlands

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