Active Travel is travelling with a purpose using your own energy.
Generally this means walking (including all users of footpaths) or cycling as part of a purposeful journey. Increasingly, non-motorised scooters are also being used for urban transport, especially by school children, and this would also be considered as active travel. So, walking as part of a commute to work, cycling to the shop or scooting to school are all considered active travel, whereas walking or cycling for purely leisure purposes is not. It is also often the case that active travel can be seamlessly built into everyday life as part of normal daily routines.