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Sustrans calls for protected cycle lanes to be urgent Government priority

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To coincide with Cycle to School Week, Sustrans has been calling on local authorities and Central Government to guarantee protected cycle lanes on main road routes to schools.

 

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The organisation says doing this will help embed new active travel habits of people across the UK that are having to change the way they travel during the cost-of-living crisis.

Sustrans CEO Xavier Brice says:

"Engaging this generation of younger school pupils with cycling and teaching them the importance of travelling actively, will only have a lasting impact if we all strive to make sure children and families feel safe and welcome on the road.

"That’s why this Cycle to School Week, Sustrans calls on local authority leaders and the Government to show real ambition and commit to installing protected cycle lanes along main road routes to schools.

"Enabling and encouraging families across the UK that are suffering financially to choose to travel actively would demonstrate commitment to a new transport hierarchy in which the car is not king, for the sake of our wallets, our health and our planet."

The organisation says it recognises that people are trying to choose to travel actively and reduce their car overuse, which is why it is calling for an embedding of infrastructure to support this lasting change.

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