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The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has in a recent policy position statement identified the key issues for consideration in determining the appropriate support and investment to develop Active Travel.

According to CIWEM, Britain should improve street safety for walking and cycling. They call for the Department for Transport to promote a safe roads initiative. At the same time, CIWEM highlights the need for more investment in active travel and calls for the HM Treasury to allocate and secure funds for the same purpose.

They stress the need for a national body to establish professional skills, standards and policy for the development of Britain as an everyday cycling and walking nation. Also, CIWEM calls for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to sponsor the development of an active transport development centre.

For more information visit the CIWEM website.