February 2004

Way to Go 

Monday, February 9, 2004

Over 25 major environmental and social justice groups have this week joined forces to form a coalition called Way to Go to lobby the Government on transport policy.


The coalition is calling for the Government to fund 12 measures to help reduce traffic levels and improve the environment including: 

* A cycle-friendly road network and cycle training for all
* Services and facilities close to people so they don’t have to drive
* Safe routes to schools for all children
* Lower speed limits – 20mph default in residential areas

The Way to Go coalition is asking tens of thousands of people to send postcards or emails to their MP asking them to tell Transport Secretary, Alistair Darling, to commit to more funding for these measures in his revised transport plan. Emails can be sent to MPs via the coalition’s website at 
http://www.waytogo.org.uk/

The Way to Go coalition is campaigning to influence the Government’s review of its 10 year plan for transport. It is made up of Age Concern England; Campaign to Protect Rural England; Council for National Parks; CTC - the national cyclists’ organisation; Carplus – the car club network; Citizens Advice; DaRT (Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard Users Ltd); Environment Transport Association; Friends of the Earth England, Wales & Northern Ireland; Friends of the Earth Scotland; Help the Aged; Joint Committee on Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People; JMU Access Partnership; Living Streets; London Cycling Campaign; National Council of Women of Great Britain; National Federation of Bus Users; National Federation of Women's Institutes; Railfuture; Ramblers’ Association; Royal National Institute for the Blind; SERA (Socialist Environment and Resources Association); Slower Speeds Initiative; Sustrans; Transform Scotland; Transport 2000; TSSA (Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association) and UNISON.

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