Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Sustrans: Improve Walking And Cycling

I pledge to support Sustrans to improve cycling and walking routes. I tweeted as requested on my Twitter account @adrianwindisch. 

Some years ago I built a few cycle paths for Sustans, in the Luton area. It would be great to get some more in the constituency. 

I have just also pledged to support vote bike http://votebike.org.uk/respond 

"We face an increasingly car-dependent population, as the relative cost of public transport has risen and its availability in some areas has fallen. This contributes to a public health crisis due to physical inactivity, health damaging air pollution and a rising toll of death and serious injury on the roads."

“We must create a transport system that is socially just and addresses health inequality by prioritising access to services by walking, cycling and public transport. This means reallocating road-space, reducing road danger and cleaning up our air to make our towns, cities and villages into more livable, socially inclusive places.”

Regards Adrian Windisch
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Dear Mr Windisch,

What would you do to improve walking and cycling for me?

At a time of growing obesity and traffic congestion, cycling and walking short, local journeys must be made an easy, safe option, especially for our children to walk or cycle to school.

To make this happen I’d like to see the following three things change in our constituency:

1. Higher standards of, and a greater number of, cycling and walking routes
2. Routes that connect our communities to local railway stations, shops and community facilities 
3. A default 20mph speed limit in built up areas

Please let me know how you, if elected, would champion these changes in our constituency.

Sustrans, the charity that promotes active travel, has been campaigning for safer streets by calling for long-term, dedicated funding for walking and cycling, legislation to plan better routes and a 20mph default speed limit. 

If you feel able to show your support for the campaign please share the following tweet:

I’m a @Sustrans Campaign Champion working to improve cycling/walking routes in my constituency #safetoschool http://sustrans.me/1GGhmYK 

Contact campaign@sustrans.org.uk to let them know you’re supporting us.  

I hope that you are able to support these calls to transform our local community and promote healthy travel.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

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