Kent County Council (KCC) is drawing up an Active Travel Strategy which aims to make active travel an attractive and realistic choice for short journeys in Kent. By developing and promoting accessible, safer and well-planned active travel opportunities, the Strategy aims to help to establish Kent as a pioneering county for active travel.
Active Travel means walking or cycling as a means of transport in order to get to a particular destination such as work, the shops or to visit friends. It does not cover walking and cycling done purely for pleasure, for health reasons, or simply walking the dog. Active travel can be for complete journeys or parts of a journey.
More people travelling actively can lead to a range of positive outcomes. These include improved health, reduced traffic congestion, reduced pollution and financial savings.
KCC wants to know what residents think of the draft Active Travel Strategy, and the ambition and actions outlined within it. To find out more about the strategy and how to comment go to http://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/activetravel/consultationHome. Hard copies and alternative formats of any of the consultation material can be requested via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03000 421553. The consultation will run until 13th July 2016.