This guidance aims to set out how people can be encouraged to increase the amount they walk or cycle for travel or recreation purposes. This will help meet public health and other goals (for instance, to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions). The recommendations cover:
- policy and planning
- local programmes
- schools, workplaces and the NHS.
This guidance does not cover:
- Environmental changes to encourage walking or cycling. (NICE’s guidance on physical activity and the environment covers the physical infrastructure and planning needed to make non-motorised transport an easier option.)
- National actions to support walking and cycling, such as fiscal measures and other policy interventions to alter the balance between active and motorised travel in terms of cost and convenience.
- Measures to reduce the risk of unintentional injuries from walking and cycling. (See NICE’s guidance on strategies to prevent unintentional injuries among under-15s.)