The comments come in the foreword of the Government’s Decarbonising Transport document and mark a significant step change in the Government’s thinking towards the future of transport in the UK.

Road safety campaigners, Brake, have long been calling for active travel and public transport to be the main way that people should move around as part of their vision for safe and healthy mobility.

Commenting, Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake said: “This is fantastic news. Everyone should be able to move in safe and healthy ways and its heartening to hear of the Government’s step change focussing on reducing car use – it has great potential to reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on our roads, as well as improve people’s health. We now need to see greater investment in active travel, such as more segregated cycle paths and foot paths, to make this vision a reality.”