Living Streets wants all Greater Manchester to be healthier, cleaner and less congested – by making walking safer, more pleasant and the easiest option for short journeys we can make change happen.
And we are delighted that new Mayor Andy Burnham has delivered on his pledge and appointed a Cycling and Walking Commissioner - thanks in no small part to your campaign support!
"We are looking forward to working with the new Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Chris Boardman, to create a healthier, more active, less polluted Greater Manchester."
Jenny Wiles, Regional Director, Living Streets
We are delighted that Andy Burnham has stuck to his ambitious plan to appoint the city region's first-ever Cycling and Walking Commissioner.
It comes after hundreds of our supporters backed our campaign - so thank you to you, too!
Our research found that over a quarter of parents in Manchester (29%) think their city is unsafe for children walking to school.
After a generation of decline in the number of children walking to primary school (from 70% to 47%), the government has recognised the importance of walking to school and set a target – to get 55% walking to primary school by 2025.
In his manifesto, Andy Burnham also promised to introduce a new Clean Air Action Plan for Greater Manchester and put forward a plan to modernise our local train stations, making them more accessible.