Tag Archives: Active Travel England

Chris Boardman appointed as permanent Active Travel Commissioner 

Olympic gold medallist and cycling advocate Chris Boardman has been permanently appointed as the National Active Travel Commissioner for Active Travel England.  Active Travel England is an executive agency, newly established by the UK Government to encourage and support walking and cycling across the country. Boardman has served as interim …

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Funding worth £200 million announced for new walking and cycling schemes across England

The Government has announced £200 million of funding for new walking and cycling schemes across England. Executive agency Active Travel England, led by Chris Boardman, will oversee the delivery of 134 first-rate schemes, backed by £161 million, which include new footways, cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings across 46 local authorities …

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PJA secures role in consultant team helping shape Active Travel England

Birmingham-based transport, engineering and placemaking consultancy PJA has secured a role in the consultant team helping to shape the new executive agency body Active Travel England (ATE). ATE is the Department for Transport’s new cycling and walking executive agency with a £5.5 million investment to be made in cycling and …

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Active Travel England launches with Chris Boardman as interim commissioner

Chris Boardman is to become national commissioner of the government’s new cycling and walking body, Active Travel England (ATE). Boardman will be closely involved in the full stand-up of ATE, including the recruitment of the chief executive and management team. He has been appointed on an interim basis, while the …

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£338 million package set to boost cycling and walking across country

The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will ‘continue to thrive’ thanks to a £338 million package to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. Infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes’ effects are …

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#BikeIsBest pens letter to PM on safeguarding the “golden age of cycling”

The #BikeIsBest campaign has written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on safeguarding the “golden age of cycling”. It relates to the ‘worrying increase in bikelash’ and the need to better equip local authorities to deliver a cycling ‘revolution’. It also calls for a clear timetable on Active Travel …

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PJA to hold webinar on £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

PJA is to hold a webinar tomorrow, 31st July, on the £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’ announced earlier this week. PJA’s chairman Phil Jones and Adrian Lord were key advisors on the plans launched this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The active travel experts advised the Department of …

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PM kickstarts £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number …

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