EDM | Free Range Kids Campaign

Posted on: 27th June 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1954 in 2010-11, proposed by Barry Sheerman on 21/06/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House welcomes the launch of the Sustrans Free Range Kids campaign; calls on the Government to reverse the decline in the proportion of children walking and cycling to school; acknowledges the barriers which prevent children from being able to walk, cycle and play outside as a result of safety concerns; and urges Ministers across transport, health, environment and education briefs to work in a joined-up way to inspire, encourage and support local authorities to invest consistently and coherently over the next 10 years to create safe and pleasant environments for walking and cycling which will not only benefit the health of children but also the environment and communities.