Councils from across the country are drafting emergency plans to protect walking and cycling. Four leading councillors joined a national webinar on Thursday 7th May to share the why, how and what of their plans.
Join us at Annual Conference (Sep 23rd – Wed 26th) where we will be talking to thousands of Labour members and elected representatives. Join us at our stand in the Galleria (Stand A7), come on the Sunday afternoon ride or join the debate at our Fringe event at the RIBA North building.
Leading politicians, campaigners and academics met in Camden on the 16th March to explore how Labour can advance public health, community cohesion, jobs on the high street and social justice by enabling active travel.
Join us this weekend at the Labour Local Government Conference
- Sat 9th February | Breakout session 14.05 – 15:05 | Room – 30 Radcliffe
Should Labour enable Active travel for the many, not just the brave?
Last year one London borough saw an increase in walking so large last year that life expectancy in the borough was raised.
The panel will explore the politics of movement and how local councils can use transport policy to deliver on Labour’s public health, social justice inclusion and environmental values while winning votes.
- Clyde Loakes – Deputy Leader, Waltham Forest Council (Panel Chair)
- Phil Glanville – Mayor, Hackney
- Mandie Shilton Godwin – Active travel lead – Manchester City Council
- Matt Rodda MP – Shadow Local Transport Minister
Questions will include:
- Should our communities prioritize autonomous kids over autonomous cars?
- Who are we excluding from active travel (walking & cycling) by accepting the status quo on our roads?
- What are school streets and why are they becoming so popular?
- Is it possible to close roads to motor traffic and win votes?
Labour Cycles talked to hundreds of delegates, councillors and MPs at Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool.
We made progress on at a national policy level, stoking political will and stimulating debate within the Labour movement around active travel.