Bristol Greenpeace calls for safer walking and cycling routes in city

January 08 2021

Bristol Greenpeace calls for safer walking and cycling routes in city

Bristol Greenpeace is campaigning for more space for safe walking and cycling in the city to help achieve better air quality. It is part of Greenpeace UK's national Transform Transport campaign.  
Katy Spencer from the Bristol group handed over a giant Christmas card to Green Party Councillor for Redland, Martin Fodor, outside City Hall.
Richard Baxter, from Bristol Greenpeace, said: "The city council must encourage more people to leave their cars at home and undertake active travel so better provision for safe walking and cycling is really crucial. This will help the city achieve clean air for all which has been demanded by so many campaign groups for years."  
The demand follows the result of a recent national league table that named Bristol as the city that has experienced the biggest increase in air pollution since the end of the first lockdown which was implemented to tackle the Coronavirus health crisis.
The Government has budgeted for £27bn to be spent on national road projects and Greenpeace demand that the money is reallocated to be spent on more active travel schemes in UK towns and cities. This will go a long way to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions throughout the UK as people choose to travel more sustainably.