Public Health England has produced a briefing note for local authorities
about the importance of cycling (and walking). It has been written for transport planners, public health practitioners and those involved with the built environment and contains some useful evidence that might help build a case for Bikeability delivery.
The UK Faculty for Public Health has produced a briefing document
on how to mitigate the health impact of cars by taking local action. It offers a range of evidence led practical advice, aimed at local authorities and on Page 5 under the Heading Promoting Active Travel there are a range of recommendations, including providing cycle training in schools. Again, there might be some useful information in here for you to use to promote Bikeability.
DfT funding source: Access Fund (£60m from 17/18 to 19/20)
Cycle Confident lined up at the MP's Bike Ride
The DfT has written to all local authorities informing them of the next opportunity to bid to the Access Fund, which covers the period to end March 2020. This information is
on the LEP Network website https://www.lepnetwork.net/news/2016/dft-access-fund-60m-competition/
One of the two objectives of the fund are to “actively promote increased levels of physical activity through walking and cycling”, so again it will be eligible for local authority promoters to bids for funding for cycle training, whether it be for adults, families or children.
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) has published a report
into the DfT’s draft ‘Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy’. Press release here
. To note – on final page there is a ‘Green’
rating to provide cycle training at all primary and secondary schools. TABS will be following up with the APPCG to understand the implications of this.
Highway Code for Cyclists
Last month the Automobile Association (AA) published A Highway Code for Cyclists.
It contains the cycling-specific information from the standard Highway Code as well as cycle maintenance tips and guidance for new cyclists based on Bikeability training (and mentions TABS). Some further opinions/background re. the publication:
Why did the AA publish the Cyclists Highway Code?
The Guardian’s opinion on the publication
Bike Biz views on the publication
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