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Active Travel and Design

This report outlines a range of recommendations for transforming the street environment, particularly around schools, with the ambition that all children should have access to a healthy route home.

This evidence review aims to identify, summarise, and report relevant evidence to support engagement in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

This review attempts to provide an overview, based on the umbrella review methodology outlined in this document, of the strength of the evidence of the impacts on health of the built and natural environment with the purpose to inform action and policy.

Norfolk can boast a wide array of walking and cycling initiatives and have great success in the past at developing walking and cycling networks.

To encourage Norfolk to travel more actively Norfolk County Council ihas developed a Cycling and Walking Action Plan.

Active Design takes a fresh look at the opportunities to encourage and promote sport and physical activity through the design and layout of our built environment to support a step change towards healthier and more active lifestyles.

This report outlines some key findings about cycling near-misses. It sets out why near-misses are important, giving results from the study that show the scale of the problem, and how it affects different groups of cyclists. The effects of near-misses are explored, including how people say they will affect their future cycling and how people think near-misses might have been prevented.

Propensity to cycle tool

The propensity to cycle tool is a strategic planning tool. Different visons of the future are represented through various scenarios of change, including the government's draft Cycling Delivery Plan target to double cycling in a decade and the more ambitious 'Go Dutch' scenario, whereby cycling levels are reached in England (allowing for English hilliness and trip distances). By showing what the rate of cycling could feasibly look like in different parts of cities and regions, and illustrating the associated increase in cycle use on the road network, the PCT should inform policies that seek a wider shift towards sustainable transport.

Walkability/walk score

Walk Score measures the walkability of any address using a patented system. For each address, Walk Score analyses hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give points to more distant amenities, with no points given after a 30 minute walk

Bikedata beta - Maps

A useful cycling mapping tool, including; Traffic counts including cycling, Trip lengths, Cycle parking.

World Health Organization Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for walking and cycling

Estimate the value of real or estimated increases in walking or cycling


Sustrans charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

  • Cycling for everyone Cycling for everyone (PDF, 18.6 Mb)

    A guide for inclusive cycling in cities and towns.

  • Walking And Cycling Statistics England 2019 Walking And Cycling Statistics England 2019 (PDF, 830 Kb)

    This statistical release presents information on
    walking and cycling in England using two main sources: the National Travel Survey (NTS) and
    the Active Lives Survey (ALS).