Update on final strategy.

The final strategy is now available to view on our website, Kent.gov.uk.  Please search for Active Travel Strategy.   Alternatively you can follow a link to the page by clicking here.


Consultation Feedback

The 'You Said, We Did' Consultation Feedback Report, detailing how we have taken feedback from the consultation into account, is available to download from the 'Summary of Results' section below.


Update on Progress

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation for our draft Active Travel Strategy. The consultation ran for eight weeks from 18 May to 13 July 2016 and we had a high number of responses – totalling 561.

We have published a copy of our Consultation Analysis Report, which is available to view and download from the ‘Summary of Results' section below.

We are currently reviewing the results of the consultation and discussing what changes we should make to the strategy as a result.

Following this we will be producing an implementation plan which will describe the specific actions to be taken to deliver the strategy’s aims.

A feedback report, detailing how we have taken feedback from the consultation into account, will be sent to those who provided their contact details in the Consultation Questionnaire and will also be uploaded to this webpage.


Original Consultation Text


Kent County Council’s (KCC) Active Travel Strategy aims to make active travel an attractive and realistic choice for short journeys in Kent. By developing and promoting accessible, safer and well-planned active travel opportunities, this Strategy will help to establish Kent as a pioneering county for active travel.28.13 - (REV4) Active Travel Strategy Consultation A6 postcard

Active Travel means walking or cycling as a means of transport in order to get to a particular destination such as work, the shops or to visit friends. It does not cover walking and cycling done purely for pleasure, for health reasons, or simply walking the dog. Active travel can be for complete journeys or parts of a journey.

More people travelling actively can lead to a range of positive outcomes. These include improved health, reduced traffic congestion, reduced pollution and financial savings.

Have your say

We want to know what you think of our draft Active Travel Strategy, and the ambition and actions outlined within it. 

The draft Strategy is available to download from the 'Consultation Documents' section below. Please let us know your thoughts by completing the online questionnaire (via the 'Respond to this Consultation' section). The draft Strategy and questionnaire are also available in Word.

Annexes to the draft Strategy providing more information on the policy context, the evidence base for the Strategy and summary of engagement workshops are available below.  

There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document, which will be updated throughout the consultation.

We have published a copy of our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for you to read and make comments on via the consultation questionnaire.

Hard copies and alternative formats of any of the consultation material can be requested via email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or telephone 03000 421553 (text relay service 18001 03000 421553).  This number goes to an answer machine, which is monitored during office hours.

This consultation will run for eight weeks from the 18 May to 13 July 2016. 

Your views will help to shape the final Strategy, which will be presented to the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee in November 2016.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    18 May 2016 at 09:00
  • Closed
    13 Jul 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    14 Nov 2016


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shepway
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge & Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Environment and countryside
  • Healthcare and public health
  • Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

Email us at: Activetravel@kent.gov.uk