Dame Sarah Storey, the most successful female British Paralympian of all time has been announced as Active Travel Commissioner for Sheffield City Region (Monday 1 April 2019).
It follows in the footsteps of other regions to have appointed active travel leads: London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.
Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis said the “fantastic” work being done by Chris Boardman in Greater Manchester inspired him to appoint an Active Travel Commissioner to get more people walking and cycling.
Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking recommends appointing someone at a senior level to champion walking in its ‘Blueprint for Change’ – a guide for improving towns and cities for walking.
When we talk about walking, we're also talking about walking if you're a wheelchair user or a mobility scooter user. Walking is about being out in the fresh air and being able to utilise a less stressful way of getting around