A protest campaign over poor walking and cycling safety
Effective road safety planning: what should be happeningWhat the vision should be
Merseyside road safety failures
Merseyside / national road safety failures
Merseyside road safety concernsSo-Mo project on pedestrian casualties
Merseyside road safety improvements
Taking action on poor road safety
Campaigning for walking and cycling safety in MerseysideThe initial aim for a campaign for walking and cycling safety should be to make Merseyside as good as anywhere in the world for walking and cycling. We should then aim to improve on that.
The usual methods of letters, emails, petitions, and contributing to consultations have not worked - the politicans and officials has failed to respond properly to the needs of people to be able to walk and cycle safely - in particular, they have failed to safeguard children.
We should insist on competent administration: we need to remember the consequences if citizens failed to pay their taxes or if the politicians and officials were not paid their salaries and allowances: these would not be tolerated by those in positions of power. Equally, we should not tolerate poor decision-making by politicians and officials.
As the politicians and officials have failed to act competently, and as Merseyside is still third rate for walking and cycling safety, we now need to move on to a more assertive approach:
The role of a walking and cycling safety website and newsletter
The role of a media campaign for walking and cycling safety
A. To communicate to politicians and officials that:
B. To communicate to citizens that:
Notes: The phrase "politicians and officials" is used here to cover all those making policy decisions in local and national government, including the police.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2018