Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Monday 16 March 2015, 7.30pm
Making Walking Safer and Easier
A manifesto for Living Streets
Joe Irvin (Chief Executive, Living Streets)
Panel Discussion with Parliamentary Candidates
(Battersea, Putney and Tooting constituencies)
Venue: The Alma Pub
Upstairs function room
Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF
How to get there: Opposite Wandsworth Town Station; and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes; and nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is Podmore Road (right by the Alma Pub)
Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z
The general election is on Thursday 7 May. Living Streets has published its Vision for the next five years. It is entitled Making Walking Safer and Easier — A manifesto for Living Streets (see below for where you can read it on-line).
Joe Irvin, the new Chief Executive of Living Streets, will explain this challenge to all the political parties to demonstrate their commitment to making walking safer and easier over the next five years. The Manifesto asks them to legislate (an Active Travel Act for England); to invest (a long-term Active Travel Fund to support walking interventions); and to inspire the next generation (a national Action Plan on Sustainable School Travel).
A Panel comprising representatives of all the political parties putting up candidates in Battersea, Putney and Tooting constituencies will follow. Each candidate will speak briefly about their party’s approach to making walking safer, healthier, easier and a more attractive travel option for short trips. There will be an opportunity to put questions to the candidates.
Do come to this important opportunity to hear and ask questions about each party’s transport policies as they affect us when we are moving around on foot.
Please bring a friend.
Robert Molteno Secretary, Wandsworth Living Streets
(Email address: Robert.Molteno@googlemail.com)
Living Streets Manifesto for Making Walking Safer and Easier – go to: