Olympic Gold Medallist and Cyclist Chris Boardman to Lead Government’s new Active Travel Body

Active Travel England (ATE), the government’s new cycling and walking executive agency has been launched with Olympic gold medallist and cyclist Chris Boardman as interim commissioner. The agency aims to create safer streets for cycling and walking to boost air quality and help improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.
 
Chris Boardman will now lead the ATE team in its work to raise the standards of cycling and walking infrastructure,in line with the principles set out in Gear Change: a bold new vision for walking and cycling.  ATE is also responsible for managing the national active travel budget. Preliminary work is already underway, scrutinising councils’ plans for active travel and supporting them to create ambitious schemes that will enable more people to walk, wheel and cycle safely.
 
Source: GOV.UK