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Public inquiry aims to guide Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

Will Strickson
18 Jun 2021

All-party group hopes three public hearings in July will help to guide the government's updated strategy

An inquiry will be held in July to help shape the Government's second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) will use the inquiry to assess the next steps in trying to meet the country's active travel potential.

Having launched the first strategy in 2017 to some criticism of its lack of both funding and fitting targets, the country has since seen a boom in cycling and walking due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Off the back of the leaps made during the last year, the APPGCW is launching an inquiry to get the views of a wide range of stakeholders with the hope of shaping the next strategy, set to be released in the next few months.

Three hearings will be held in July with experts and key stakeholders invited to speak in front of a select committee and people are also being invited to submit written evidence.

Ruth Cadbury MP, co-chair of the APPGCW, said, 'There has never been a better time for us to address how active travel can be improved and promoted, building on the growing enthusiasm for cycling and walking.'

Cadbury's fellow co-chair Selaine Saxby MP added, 'This inquiry is a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved in active travel to give their views on how the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy can deliver the change that we all want to see.'

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