we need to choose walking
Ahead of this year's regional, mayoral or council elections, we asked supporters to help us get our message out and put walking and our streets on the local agenda.
We are now contacting all local transport leads
Our members have told us they want local leaders to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries, tackle air pollution and carbon emissions, get more families walking to school and improve our pavements so everyone can use them safely.
Let’s keep up the momentum - see how you can get active below.
We asked our Local Groups to take the extra step to put walking, wheeling and our streets on the local agenda during the Election campaign.
Here we hear from some of them.
Check out our tips for campaigning during local elections.
We are calling on all election candidates to commit to create communities and streets where:
We need 20mph speed limits, improved crossings and junctions, more low-traffic neighbourhoods and Vision Zero targets.
We need a country where people can move and can breathe. And we need to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To address the climate emergency, councils must improve access to public transport and ensure the cost of driving reflects its true cost.
We must transform routes to school so they are safer, cleaner and less congested. Walking to school sets healthy habits for life. With one in four cars at the morning peak on the school run, it cuts carbon emissions and air pollution too.
More people will walk when streets are safer, accessible and welcoming to everyone. Supporting large networks of healthy neighbourhoods with car-free areas, and investing in new public green spaces will improve quality of life and climate resilience.