The Department for Infrastructure has released a report on patterns of walking or cycling to work or school in Northern Ireland. The report uses data from the Continuous Household Survey 2016/2017. The analysis shows that just 13% of respondents who travel to work normally walked to or from work, and 2% normally cycled. There has been no change in the estimates over the past 3 years. There was also no significant change in the distances reported by commuting cyclists and by those who reported walking to or from work.
In 2012, IPH responded to the Department for Regional Development consultation Building an Active Travel Future for Northern Ireland. See this response here. In 2011, the IPH published a report on active travel titled, “Active Travel, Healthy Lives”. This report shows how active travel positively influences health and health inequalities and highlights its economic benefits.[DHM1] Click here for a link to the Northern Ireland Bicycle Strategy and here for the Active Travel Strategy. To view the active travel strategy in the Republic of Ireland, Smarter Travel - A Sustainable Transport Future, click here. To view Ireland’s national cycle framework, click here.
[DHM1]Link to NI Bicycle Strategy and Active Travel Strategy. If there is any similar data available for RoI, please also provide a link to that