West Midlands Mayoral Candidates Back Active Travel Pledges

West Midlands mayoral candidates back active travel pledges

Will Strickson 29 Apr 2021 Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem candidates all sign up to support five pledges to transform the region's active travel infrastructure Several key West Midlands mayoral candidates have signed up to five pledges to transform the region's active travel infrastructure. Andy Street, Liam Byrne MP and Jenny Wilkinson – from the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems respectively – have committed to a series of undertakings proposed by Adam Tranter, Coventry's Bicycle Mayor, alongside Sustrans West Midlands, Living Streets, Cycling UK, British Cycling and Push Bikes Birmingham. They argued that the West Midlands has an unfulfilled potential for active travel, with research gathered by Sustrans in 2019 suggesting that 30% of residents would like to cycle but don't and that the majority believe cycle safety needs improving. Steve Caudwell, Green Party candidate, said while he supported the pledges with many already featured in his manifesto, he ...

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