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The world is changing. Hundreds of towns and cities have realised they can’t continue adding more and more cars to their congested, polluted streets.

All over the world, pavements are being improved and cycle lanes added. It’s working – people are changing to walking or cycling for short journeys.

Our vision is for everyone in Northampton to have realistic options to safely, easily and conveniently walk or cycle for short journeys.

Take action now to campaign for better Active Travel infrastructure in Northampton.

Space for walking

Northampton’s pavements should be safe and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.

Space for cycling

Northampton needs dedicated cycle lanes, so that people of all ages and abilities can cycle for short journeys.

Space for community

More walking and cycling and fewer cars will make Northampton’s streets less congested and polluted.

Government statistic from Gear Change p11.

Government statistic from Gear Change: One Year On p9.

Government statistic from Gear Change p18.

“Traffic is not a force of nature. It is a product of people’s choices. If you make it easier and safer to walk and cycle, more people choose to walk and cycle instead of driving, and the traffic falls overall.”

Gear Change: One Year On p6
Northampton needs safe crossings and pavements

To get more people to walk or cycle, routes need to both be and feel safe and convenient.

Northampton needs segregated cycle lanes

Towns with proper cycle lanes, segregated from traffic and pedestrians, have many more journeys made by bike.

Northampton needs LTNs and School Streets

Closing off rat-runs and implementing School Streets is proving highly effective in other towns for increasing walking and cycling.

“If you are going to oppose these schemes, you must tell us what your alternative is, because trying to squeeze more cars and delivery vans on the same roads and hoping for the best is not going to work.”

Gear Change: One Year On p7

Take action now to campaign for better Active Travel infrastructure in Northampton.

Myth: “cities where people cycle & walk are warm”

In Stockholm and Amsterdam, people walk and cycle through the winter, because they have high quality cycle lanes that are fully maintained.

Myth: “cities where people cycle & walk are flat”

Lots of people cycle in the hilly city of San Francisco, because the city continues to install properly separated cycle lanes.

Myth: “you’ll never stop pedestrian & cyclist deaths”

Oslo recorded zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths and serious injuries for the past two years by building good infrastructure, removing traffic and reducing speed limits.

Take action now to campaign for better Active Travel infrastructure in Northampton.

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