What is this guidance about?

What is this guidance about?

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:

Who is this guidance for?

The guidance is for commissioners, managers and practitioners involved in physical activity promotion or who work in the environment, parks and leisure or transport planning sectors. They could be working in local authorities, the NHS and other organisations in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. It is also aimed at:

  • employers

  • estate managers

  • highways authorities

  • those involved in land use planning and development control

  • private developers

  • public transport operators

  • those involved in carbon reduction or sustainability planning

  • others responsible for workplace travel, carbon reduction or sustainability plans.

In addition, it will be of interest to people who promote walking and cycling in an unpaid capacity, those who want to walk or cycle and other members of the public.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)