On Tuesday 11th February, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, attended an event in Parliament hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking. It highlighted the important contribution that active travel makes to help support healthy lifestyles, address climate change and promote mental and physical well being.
In particular, the event promoted The Cycle to Work Scheme which supports tens of thousands of people every year to ditch polluting modes of transport and get active by cycling to work. So far, 1.6 million people have participated in the scheme and in June 2019, it was updated by the government to make it simpler for employers and employees to participate.
After the event Sir David said “I was pleased to attend the event hosted by the APPG for Cycling and Walking in Parliament today and hear from those involved about the important contribution active transport makes. I would encourage all my constituents to cycle or walk whenever they can to improve their physical and mental health and help tackle climate change.”