Working alongside Transition Bath Transport and Built Environment Group,we are a committed group of local residents who promote walking and active travel as a safe, enjoyable and easy way of getting around Bath. We aim to influence policy-makers to achieve a shift from private to public transport, reduce our carbon footprint, relieve urban congestion, improve air quality and create a safer environment for walking and cycling.

Bath is lucky to have a compact centre and dense street network with high levels of walking to work and cycling. However, motor traffic continues to dominate our streets.

We actively engage with the Council, and respond to consultations on any issues that affect walking, public realm and transport such as the Public Realm and Movement Strategy, the Joint Local Transport Plan 3 (JLTP3), DofT Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and Eastern Bath Park and Ride.

We support and encourage those who are already active in making a difference, such as Cycle Bath, Bath Bus Users Group and TravelWatch South West.


Our goals are:

  • Reducing air pollution which is almost double the EU limit, particularly in central Bath
  • Encouraging the creation of traffic free and public shared spaces within all parts of the city
  • Walking given the top priority over other forms of travel in all council transport and planning policies
  • Reducing the volume of motorised traffic and its impact on people using the street
  • Better designed and maintained pavements, road crossings and other pedestrian facilities
  • Cutting “rat runs” that blight many residential streets, especially around schools
  • Affecting planning policy to encourage sustainable housing over car-dominated development
  • Improving and greening up public transport including trains, buses, trams and river transport
  • Influencing the annual council capital maintenance programme to maximise the benefits for walkers
  • Decreasing excessive car speeds and supporting the 20mph initiative
  • Mitigating the impact of the school run
  • Supporting the development of pedestrian-friendly cycle infrastructure
  • Greening our streets with more trees, flowers and planting
  • Promoting planning that reduces the need for long travel.


We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7.15pm at The New Inn, 23 Monmouth Place, Bath BA1 2AY, upstairs in the righthand side bar. Most of our communication is through email, so please contact us on the address below.

We would like to grow the number of our supporters and campaigners, so please come along to the local group with any issues that concern you.  We are always looking for exciting projects to get involved in where we can begin to make a difference in a city we all love and care about.

Contact our group

Email gill@greenstat.co.uk