Myths and misconceptions around active travel

Active Travel myth busters

Public or political opposition can act as a barrier to changing the environment and creating spaces that help people to walk and cycle. The opposition is often caused by misconceptions about the consequences of reallocating road space or how to get the most economic benefit from transport spending.

One way to address these misconceptions and help make decisions is to look at the evidence. Sustrans Research and Monitoring Unit carried out a study to identify evidence around the common myths about investment in cycling and walking.

Active Travel Evidence

Common myths and misconceptions

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To support expenditure on cycling and walking infrastructure