Our streets have primarily been designed for motor vehicle users, not for pedestrians and cyclists.
Road safety has traditionally been reactive, and not preventative, focusing on death and serious injury resulting from collisions, rather than focusing on the prevention of collisions.
The popular ‘share the road’ approach often ignores the imbalance of power and risk between motor vehicle users and more active (and vulnerable) road users.
Intimidation by and fear of motor vehicles, especially speeding drivers, prevents people from walking and cycling more and destroys community cohesion.
Cyclists and pedestrians in urban areas are increasingly at risk from Heavy Goods Vehicles.
We campaign for safer streets as we believe safer streets not only result in fewer deaths and injuries, but also contribute to increased walking and cycling, which is good for the environment, and good for personal and public health.
We support the Take action active travel demands, which include supporting a 20 mph default speed limit, allocating 10% of transport funding for cycling and walking, and tackling bad driving.