Plan to get Wokingham walking and cycling
May 24, 2012
A report encouraging walking and cycling has been published.
The Active Travel Plan states that encouraging more Wokingham residents to be active in their travel helps support local objectives such as creating a healthier and more active workforce, reducing absenteeism, increasing productivity, and reducing congestion.
The plan highlights current and future opportunities to promote active travel, breaking targets down into short, medium and long term actions.
If adopted, the plan would strive to have at least 60 per cent of children in the borough travelling to school on foot or by bike by 2026.
It would aim to increase child participation in healthy lifestyle activity programmes by 15 per cent and increase older people participating in physical activity by 30 per cent.
A bikeability cycle scheme would give training to 1,000 primary school children every year.
Councillor Keith Baker, the council’s executive member for transport, rubber-stamped the plan this month.