UK Government Launches Entirely Unnecessary Consultation Into Active Transport.

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Hannah’s had enough with Government transport planners. Again… I’m going to scream. Actually, I did, though it was more of a desperate guttural groan of suppressed rage and frustration. Why? Because the Transport Committee of the UK Government has launched an inquiry into Active Transport. This might not seem like something worthy of hair-tearing, fist-balling anger, but it is. For those unfamiliar with the machinations of government, Committee Inquiries can help set policy directions for future legislation. Following an Inquiry, a Committee will often make a series of recommendations which may then be taken forward and turned into legislation. Active Travel then, is surely something it would be great to see some legislation about? Some rules ensuring that bikes and pedestrians were given greater priority in new construction projects, perhaps? Maybe even relaxed planning rules to facilitate the easier building of segregated cycle lanes? There are all sorts of things that could be done that would transform our landscape from the current car-centric set up to one where cycling and walking are nice, normal and...

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