Decision details

16/00023 - Active Travel Strategy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The decision to approve an Active Travel Strategy for Kent County Council will strongly support a number of KCC’s strategic outcomes. 

1.    Children and young people in Kent get the best start in life:

·         Kent young people are confident and ambitious with choices and access to work, education and training opportunities.

2.    Kent communities feel the benefits of economic growth by being in-work, healthy and enjoying a good quality of life:

·         Physical and mental health is improved by supporting people to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing,

·         We support well planned housing growth so Kent residents can live in the home of their choice,

·         Kent’s physical and natural environment is protected, enhanced and enjoyed by residents and visitors

3.    Older and vulnerable residents are safe and supported with choices to live independently:

·         Older and vulnerable residents feel socially included.


The strategy also relates to the Local Transport Plan for Kent 2011-2016 ‘A Safer and Healthier County’ objective.  


In terms of Facing the Challenge, this strategy will act as a commissioning document that will both guide and inform the evaluation of future commissions.


The Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport has agreed to approve a public consultation for Active Travel Strategy.


Publication date: 10/05/2016

Date of decision: 10/05/2016

Effective from: 18/05/2016

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