The National Travel Survey 2022 data shows that people are walking more often with increases in walking trips, stages and miles travelled compared to 2021, with average trips and miles above pre-pandemic levels. Walking is currently the only mode of transport where average trips per person are above 2019 levels.

The Government published its second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) in July 2022, aimed at making walking and cycling the natural choices for short journeys. In it, there is a target of 365 walking ‘stages’ per person per year. The new statistics show that in 2022, people in England walked 318 stages, up from 279 in 2021.

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Source: Living Streets