Cycling and walking

Cycling and walking investment, grant funding, research and infrastructure case studies.

The government ambition is to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey by 2040.

Cycling and walking investment strategy

Cycle to work scheme

The cycle to work scheme encourages employees to cycle to work and lets employers benefit from a healthier workforce. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published information for employers on scheme expenses and benefits. If you’re an employee interested in cycling to work, speak to your employer to find out if they have signed up for the scheme.

Cycling and walking grants and funding

Cycling and walking infrastructure: resources

Cycling infrastructure: case studies

Cycle City Ambition

Cycling standards, training and safety

Cycling and walking research and statistics

See the latest cycling and walking statistics.

​In June 2021, Business in the Community, in conjunction with the Department for Transport (DfT), published Active travel: getting people back to work safely, giving practical advice for employers to enable their employees to walk and cycle to work.

In July 2021, Sustrans, working with DfT, published A moment of change: guidance for local authorities on promoting an active return to work. It provides information, advice and best practice case studies to enable local authorities to plan and deliver behaviour change activities that will enable more people to cycle and walk to work.

The guidance builds on recommendations in A moment of change: increasing cycling uptake and coincides with the announcement of DfT’s Capability Fund: local transport authority allocations for 2021 to 2022.

Cycling laws and regulations

Cycling consultations

Published 20 March 2015
Last updated 6 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added the second cycling and walking investment strategy and the cycling and walking investment strategy 2022 report to Parliament.

  2. Addition of e-cargo bike funding.

  3. Gear Change one-year-on review added.

  4. Added Active travel: getting people back to work safely.

  5. Cycling and walking plan for England published.

  6. 'Cycle rail fund: awards' published.

  7. 'Government’s response to the Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy safety review' published.

  8. Cycle City Ambition baseline and interim evaluation published.

  9. Announcing Cycle Ambition Cities with successful bids.

  10. Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) safety review published.

  11. Cycling and walking investment strategy.

  12. Cycling research and case studies published.

  13. Published 'Cycling city ambition grant: monitoring plan'

  14. 'Setting the first walking and cycling investment strategy' document published.

  15. Promoting Cycle to Work Day.

  16. First published.