Sustrans Safer Streets Campaign

Cycling is of course a way to reduce car use and so assist the environment – with that in mind we`ve been publicizing and supporting the excellent Safer Streets Campaign organised by Sustrans – and as an indication of how proactive and responsive Sustrans are – here is the email they sent us following our efforts:

Thank you for your support so far for our Campaign for Safer Streets.

As a valued partner I thought it would be timely to update you regarding the campaign.

The launch was a key moment for us and we’ve had a great response so far.

Media coverage on the launch day included Good Morning Britain, The Times, Daily Telegraph, ITV, Sky, BBC Online, Metro, The Scotsman, MSN and as well as local print, online and broadcast and specialist press including, BikeRadar, Surveyor / Transport Network, The Ecologist and EdExec. There is lots more to come in weekly and monthly publications.

We’ve seen 1,861 emails sent to MPs, with 543 MPs having received at least one email. We will be focusing on this campaign action over the coming weeks and it would be great if we could encourage more people to email their MPs. Please do continue to tweet about the campaign:

Suggested tweet: We want to see a safer school run. Let’s make it happen @Sustrans #SafetoSchool

There are lots of activities and events planned for June including:

Bike to School Week 9 – 13 June – Bike to School Week is an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic things schools have achieved throughout the UK to encourage cycling all year round, through events and activities to get more people switched on to the benefits of using their bikes for the school journey. Our ambition is that every child in the UK will benefit from the direct support of one of our officers, and every week will be a Bike to School Week. We will be providing more suggestions soon on how you can support the week.

Parliamentary Breakfast Meeting- Sustrans is holding a breakfast panel event in parliament on Thursday 19 June, 8.40 – 10.30am on delivering a safe route to school for every child. This event is linked to our Campaign for Safer Streets and is an opportunity for both highlighting the campaign with parliamentarians and discussing how our vision of a safe journey can be delivered.

I’ll be back in touch in early June with further information regarding the above.

Best wishes


Rachel Bromley
Policy Communications Co-ordinator