An island where active travel (walking, running and cycling) is prioritised over motorised travel, with high standards of safety and accessibility.
One of the most effective ways that people can be active is to move more as part of their daily lives – through walking, running and cycling to get around (6).
Actions to promote active travel include providing more infrastructure for cycling and walking; and fiscal and promotional incentives to walk and cycle (7).
Every child in Jersey will be taught in school how to ride a bike and coached how to ride safely on roads, by delivering Bikeability Level 1 in key stage two and Ready Set Ride in key stage one.
Adult ‘learn to cycle’ and ‘commute with confidence courses will be implemented to support adults to cycle for travel and leisure.
6. Saunders LE, Green JM, Petticrew MP, et al. What are the health benefits of active travel? A systematic review of trials and cohort studies. PLoS One 2013;8(8):e69912. doi:
0.1371/journal.pone.0069912 [published Online First: 2013/08/24]
7. Age Concern, Arrhythmia Alliance, Association of Directors of Public Health, et al. Take Action on Active Travel. Bristol, 2008.