ONLY one in 10 workers walk to work in Bournemouth and Poole.

The figure has been revealed as the government tries to push commuters away from public transport.

As the lockdown is gradually lifted and people head back to work, the government has announced emergency funding and measures to make the roads more cyclist and pedestrian-friendly, including plans for pop-up cycle lanes and distributing bike repair vouchers.

New Office for National Statistics figures show that 10 per cent of people in Bournemouth walked to work in the three months to December. The figure for Poole is 11 per cent.

More than three quarters of commuters across the conurbation travel to work by car or van.