Setting the agenda for the new parliament
We have received fantastic support for our latest campaign for safer streets.
Ahead of the election we asked supporters to write to their prospective parliamentary candidates to highlight walking and cycling as a political issue.
Nearly 5,000 candidates have been contacted over the last six weeks and over 100 prospective candidates signed up to become Campaign Champions for safer streets.
With the General Election behind us we will be pressing for the new intake of MPs and the new Government to champion walking and cycling.
Our vision is to transform the UK and create communities where children and their families are able to choose to walk and cycle to school, to work and recreation.
To do this we need renewed political vision and commitments in the form of three actions for the next Government to take in the first 100 days:
1. A statement from the very top of Government to make walking and cycling a cross-departmental priority.
2. Long-term funding for cycling and walking, equating to 5% of the transport budget.
3. A Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy that contains a long term vision, funding, programmes and targets.
When Parliament returns on 18 May, we will be asking our supporters to get in touch with their new MP to make sure walking and cycling are prioritised in the next parliament.