Cycling infrastructure: Transforming our streets

Making cycling and walking the natural choice

The biggest barrier to cycling and walking in the UK is that our streets and communities are not designed to make active travel feel safe and easy.

When we design streets in our communities that are cycle-friendly, we help to develop healthier and happier places. But delivering this requires investment to build separated cycle lanes and create an environment where people feel that it’s safe and pleasant to cycle.

In all of the nations and every region across the UK, we need to see more money dedicated to cycling, to enable local authorities to plan and then build networks of high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure.

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Why design streets for cycling

The benefits of designing our streets for cycling are enormous. By making it feel safer and easier to cycle and walk we improve air quality and public health, help to address climate change, and bring customers back to the high street. What's more, it's widely supported by the public.

The Government in Whitehall promised to double levels of cycling by 2025, and governments across the UK have put forward strategies, plans and proposals to increase active travel. But to achieve those targets, and make cycling the natural form of transport requires a significant increase in funding.

That’s why we campaign across the UK for more money for cycling, for streets that are designed for active travel, and for high quality cycling and walking infrastructure.

You can help to shape the kind of places you want to live, work and move around in. Make sure your voice is heard and support our campaigning to transform our streets.