The Prime Minister has kickstarted Britain's 'cycling and walking revolution,' with plans including 'cycling prescriptions' and free training, higher cycling infrastructure standards and a national e-bike programme.
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The Welsh Government has announced £38 million to make walking, cycling and scooting safer and more accessible across Wales.
With changes for drivers coming at a steady rate, TfL has issued a reminder to those in vehicles to be mindful of the extra walkers and cyclists on London roads.
The polling was commissioned by Centre for London to explore Londoners’ changing attitudes to travel during the COVID-19 crisis, and the potential impacts on the city’s transport network once lockdown is over.
The £2 million Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund to increase walking, cycling and sustainable travel has been announced for a third year in Scotland.
The government has also announced an initial £250 million emergency active travel fund for cycling and walking infrastructure and revealed plans to extend the UK EV charging network.
The infrastructure plans aim to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through the recovery period.
Early modelling by TfL has revealed there could be more than a 10-fold increase in kilometres cycled, and up to five times the amount of walking, compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, if demand returns.
Over the coming weeks, Edinburgh City Council will be implementing several changes to help support pedestrians and cyclists adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
The project is designed to expand rapid public transit, cycling and walking, as well as ease pressure on traffic congestion in the area.
The City has launched a “Slow Streets” pilot programme which prioritises walking and cycling as a way to encourage physical distancing and active lifestyles.
£10 million is being reallocated from an annual active infrastructure initiative so that participating local authorities do not have to match funding and can promote physical distancing with fast, pop-up solutions.
Since Italy implemented its lockdown measures, congestion has dropped by up to 75 per cent in some areas, and Milan officials are hoping that people do not rely on their cars after the measures are lifted as a way to avoid public transport.
The project aims to provide improved connections between major places in Glasgow, and public spaces, walking routes, new pedestrian crossings, and electric car and bike hire stations will also complement the project.