Research and analysis

Future of cities: active travel

Essay by Sustrans setting out why we should reduce car use and increase walking and cycling in the cities of the future.



This paper examines the benefits of increasing active travel - walking and cycling - in cities:

  • reduced congestion on our roads
  • a healthier, happier and more productive population
  • reduced air pollution
  • reduced demands on public spending
  • the creation of an attractive environment for private investment

This essay was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 24 October 2014