Opportunities for active travel across boundaries highlighted in new strategy

July 19th 2023

Opportunities to improve cross-boundary active travel links are detailed in the second part of England’s Economic Heartland’s active travel strategy.

Fifteen links which have the highest potential impact on modal shift were identified from a combination of stakeholder input and analysis of data, including demographics, network coherence, public transport hubs, planned housing and employment sites, educational establishments and propensity to cycle.

Part two of the strategy also contains suggested targets for future walking, cycling and e-bike/scooter mode share by different types of place across the region. This includes rural areas, where it is suggested that 35% of trips could involve active travel in combination with public transport by 2050.

> Read the strategy