Together, we can make our streets safer

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At a time of growing obesity and inactivity it has never been more important for every child to have a safe active journey to school

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Our vision is to transform the UK so that everyone can choose to walk and cycle to school and work, for fun and transport. The Government must do more to help keep people safe and provide convenient routes.

We're one step closer as Government paves the way for a long-term plan for boosting walking & cycling in England

We’re getting closer to achieving the aim of our Campaign for Safer Streets as the Government announces plans for putting in place a long-term strategy for increasing numbers of people walking and cycling.

The Cycling and Walking investment Strategy (CWIS) is being taken forward by Government following tireless work by parliamentarians of all parties, the broad coalition of transport and health organisations that lobbied for it, and above all the thousands of you who have been contacting your MPs.

A CWIS was added to the Infrastructure Act earlier this year obliging the government, for the first time ever, to set out a long-term plan for boosting walking and cycling levels. It commits the Government to setting out plans and investment for making walking and cycling more attractive and safe for people everywhere, from the smallest village to the largest city.

Even with this welcome news there is still some way to go. We’re looking forward to this commitment being matched by a level of investment that will transform streets and communities for people walking and cycling. The Government's announcement takes us one step closer to this reality.

With obesity, pollution and congestion rife across the UK, investing in cycling and walking can be an economic silver bullet. Research shows that each pound spent on walking and cycling can bring economic benefits of up to £19. 

We’ll continue working to guarantee long-term funding to transform our public spaces and make sustainable transport a choice for all.

Thanks to all of you for supporting us to get this far.

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