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Progressive Alliance to launch strategy for smarter, healthier and greener travel across MK

An expanded walking and cycling network in Central MK and investment in the city's most popular redway routes form part of Milton Keynes Council's new strategy to help local people make smarter, healthier and greener transport choices.

The ‘Road Safety, Walking, Cycling and Smarter Travel Strategy’ encourages residents to use sustainable travel methods to achieve MK’s carbon reduction ambitions.

Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew, Labour Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Climate and Sustainability, will announce the strategy at tonight’s Delegated Decisions meeting.

Cllr Wilson-Marklew said: “We’ve already seen cycling levels significantly increase in MK which is something we’re really proud of and want to maintain.

“This strategy is another way that the Council is reducing carbon and encouraging sustainable transport while we work to make Milton Keynes the greenest city in the world.”

As well as proposals to expand walking and cycling routes and investment in the city's much-loved redways, the strategy also includes ambitions for:

Increased secure bike parking spaces

Better access to public transport on foot and by bike

Expanded e-scooter and bike hire schemes

Improved cycling and walking routes for rural areas

Road safety campaigns and education

Promotion and education of smarter and cleaner travel

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