Ask your council to provide more safe space for walking

We all need more space for walking. As lockdown eases and more of us are making everyday journeys, we need to make sure there is space for physical distancing so we can travel safely and easily in our villages, towns and cities.

We are seeing councils across the country change street structures and enforcement procedures, and allocate road space for safer walking and cycling.

The UK, Scottish and Welsh governments have all indicated additional funding for walking infrastructure for our councils to spend. The UK government has just released the second tranche of the Emergency Active Travel Fund to encourage temporary and permanent changes in England.

We need to ask all our councils to use these funds to use this opportunity to achieve the greatest breadth of benefits, whether they filter or close roads to motor traffic, widen pavements, create low-traffic neighbourhoods or protect safe access to green space and nature.

Write to your council today!

Use our template letter on the next page. Draw your councillors' attention to the benefits of making space for walking and cycling right now.

1. First of all, please give us some details so we can address your letter and work out who your councillors are