APSE was delighted to join Commissioner of Active Travel England, Chairman of Sport England and Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman MBE to provide a local government perspective on the issues on the issues surrounding active environments and active travel policy.
Active Travel focuses on the Government’s aim to ensure 50% of all urban journeys are by foot or bicycle by 2030. If employees and the public take up active travel (and public transport) then carbon emissions from vehicles can be reduced as a result, lowering both the council’s and the borough’s carbon footprint.
APSE Principal Advisor Rob Bailey was invited to the session and made the case that the public have yet to be fully convinced of the merits of Active Travel, and that more needs to be done to win hearts and minds
APSE, alongside several other partner organisations including Sport England and Active Partnerships, have recently called for the creation of a Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC), to lead and coordinate the sector’s efforts on climate change and environmental sustainability. For more information about this: https://lnkd.in/dRTrYwwa