Pavements could be made safer for people with disabilities, and families, under new proposals to ban antisocial parking unveiled by the government

  • New plans set out to boost safety and make journeys more accessible for disabled people and parents
  • Review found third of people with visual impairments and almost half of wheelchair users were not as willing to go out because of antisocial pavement parking
  • Consultation will set out proposals to make transport more accessible and help more people to choose active travel as part of UK’s green recovery from COVID-19

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The Conservative Case for Active Travel

sportive woman with bicycle resting on countryside road in sunlight

Background and Context

The government has had what might be argued as a road to Damascus conversion to the benefits of active travel. Others might argue Boris has always been keen on cycling. Either way, Boris wants us all to get fit and he likes cycling as a means to get about.

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