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Cycling Strategy

The Essex Cycling Strategy aims to encourage Essex residents, workers and visitors to enjoy the health benefits of cycling, which also offers an affordable travel choice for journeys around our towns. As well as encouraging more leisure and family bike rides to enjoy the Essex countryside.

The strategy will act as the over-arching policy framework to Enable, Provide and Promote cycling in Essex.

The Essex Cycling Strategy document in PDF
74& of adults in Essex are not getting enough exercise. 67% of adults classified as obese or overweight. All adults should aim to be active daily. Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more.