Regular walking can dramatically improve our physical, mental, and social health. By providing opportunities and environments for people to walk regularly we will move forward from this pandemic to a healthier, cleaner, safer and happier walking nation. Investment in a £50m infrastructure fund to develop local walking routes, long distance routes, green neighbourhood networks and support under pressure mountain locations; Improved walking and wheeling conditions, including reducing pavement clutter, providing toilets, seating, signage, safety improvements, improved crossings and basic path and pavement maintenance; Improved access to local amenities, ensuring the planning system prioritises and delivers development within walking distance of local facilities as part of the 20-minute neighbourhood agenda; Increased investment for delivery of walking behaviour change programmes that particularly target the most vulnerable and help to reduce inequalities; Measures to improve safety, including a national speed limit of 20mph in all cities, towns and villages and enforcement of pavement parking legislation; Investment in walking to school and reducing traffic and pollution outside school gates.
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