The biggest barrier to cycling and walking for people in the UK, is the feeling that it’s not safe and easy to do it.
When we design streets in our communities that are cycle-friendly, we help to develop healthier and happier places. But delivering this requires investment to build separated cycle lanes and create an environment where people feel that it’s safe and pleasant to cycle.
Funding for cycling and walking is largely a devolved matter, and therefore decided by the respective Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England the funding arrangements are different in London, but in all of the nations and every region what’s needed is dedicated funding to enable local authorities to plan and then build networks of high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure.