Together, we can make our streets safer

boy strapping on bike helmet

On Monday 26 January we scored a major campaign success when Parliament voted in a Walking and Cycling Investment Strategy into the Infrastructure Bill.

Since the Campaign for Safer Streets was launched in May 2014 we have been calling for long term, dedicated funding for walking and cycling, particularly to help children travel to school by foot and bike.

To make this happen we have been pushing, alongside other charities and organisations, for an investment strategy for walking and cycling to be enshrined into legislation.

Because of the strength of feeling shown by our supporters Parliament has now accepted the amendment.

This latest development takes us a significant step closer to helping people safely travel short journeys by foot and by bike and enabling children to walk, cycle and scoot to school.

The Government, whoever comes to power after 7 May, will now have to spell out long-term ambition and funding in order to make this a reality.

We still have some way to go to make sure that political parties commit to adequate funding ahead of the General Election and beyond. We hope that we can count on your continued support over the coming months.

This is a positive step in the right direction and your help has made all the difference.

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Read more about the Infrastructure Bill success on our blog.

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