New guidance for the rail industry to improve opportunities for people to combine cycling and rail travel in their journeys is to be developed and the public has now been invited to have their say.
The Cycle Rail Working Group, which brings together the rail industry and other sustainable transport stakeholders, wants to hear the experiences of the public to ensure it reflects modern requirements. The survey, linked above, is live now and will close at 09:00 on the 9th of January.
Existing guidance was delivered in 2016, prior to the global pandemic and the cost of living crisis, as well as repeated calls for improved sustainability options in travel. The public are encouraged to give their thoughts on best practice formulas that work for all passengers, citing any best practice examples they have encountered elsewhere.
David Hibbs, Cycle Rail Programme Manager at Sustrans, the UK’s largest walking and cycling charity said: “We want to help people to combine the active travel of cycling, which is cheaper and healthier than car use, with rail travel. To get this right, we need to hear from the people who currently travel by cycle and rail, or wish to, so we’re inviting them to share their experiences.”
The Sustrans Walking and Cycling Index (2021) found that 64% of people across the UK would like improved cycling infrastructure that better links with public transport, such as secure cycle parking at train stations.
Giving people the choice to combine active and sustainable travel will mean healthier and emission-free […]
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