Please click on the underlined italicised links to open each strategy document or access the relevant website page.
MBC's Walking and Cycling Strategy , which is largely the outcome of discussions between the Forum and the Council, provides the evidence base for walking actions and cycling actions in the Transport Action Plan.
MBC's Integrated Transport Strategy assesses the principal existing and future challenges affecting the transport network, including taking account of jobs and housing growth, and recognises that the populations of the urban area and dispersed villages bring different challenges and solutions. It sets out a vision and objectives, and identifies a detailed programme of interventions to support the measures and interventions set out in the Maidstone Borough Local Plan for all modes of transport consistent with national and local planning policies including the Kent County Council Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) 2011-2016.
KCC's Active Travel Strategy aims to make active travel an attractive and realistic choice for short journeys in Kent. By developing and promoting accessible, safer and well-planned active travel opportunities, this strategy will help to establish Kent as a pioneering county for active travel.
Active travel means walking or cycling as a means of transport in order to get to a particular destination such as work, the shops or to visit friends. It does not cover walking and cycling done purely for pleasure, for health reasons, or simply walking the dog. Active travel can be for complete journeys or parts of a journey.
In partnership with the district councils, Kent County Council have a number of local cycling strategies, which focus on specific local issues. These are published on the KCC website.
Department of Transport
The DoT's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy sets out the government's ambition for cycling and walking.
Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century. They promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling. As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, their activities reflect the commitment of their members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
Sustrans are a charity that aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. They are engineers and educators, experts and advocates. They connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions. They make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done.They are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.
British Cycling are the nation's largest cycling organisation and the national governing body for cyclesport. Their mission is to deliver international sporting success, grow and effectively govern cyclesport and inspire and support people to cycle regularly.