The impact of active travel
Promised Government targets of 50% of all journeys in England’s towns and cities being walked or cycled by 2030, and for the UK to be Net Zero by 2050, are impossible without equal funding for active travel.
Without fair investment, fewer schemes will be delivered to make pavements and crossings more accessible, and fewer new cycle routes will be created.
And with the recent, devastating cuts to active travel funding, it will be harder to create places where it is easier for millions more people to walk, wheel and cycle.
Over 10,000 of you signed our letter to Transport Secretary, Mark Harper MP, calling for fairer funding for active travel.
We’ve taken this ask straight to Westminster, delivering your letter and demanding the government makes affordable active travel options accessible to everyone.
But it doesn't stop there. Now more than ever we need your help to demand fair funding for active travel.
We’re asking you to please continue your support by sharing a quick video or photo of yourself, explaining why active travel is important to you and posting it to your social media channels.
We need your voice to help us in our call for the government to fairly fund active travel in England.
Share your videos and photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Don't forget to tag @sustrans and use #WeAreTheMovement.
Or you can email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, sharing our thoughts may just change the minds of those in power.
Will you join the movement?
Want to show your support and join the movement, but not sure where to start?
We've put together a list of handy hints and tips on how to record a great video for social media.
I work in North Manchester and the cycling routes are poor around here.
In my work, as a community worker, we’re always trying to push active travel but when someone says they don’t feel safe, there’s nothing more we can do about it.
We have such bad health inequalities here and cuts to funding will make it even harder to get people out of their cars.
The most disadvantaged communities will be impacted.