The Problems

Climate Breakdown

Our cars bear great responsibility for the unfolding climate catastrophe. Transport emissions have barely fallen since 1990 while those specifically from road transport have actually increased

To have a chance of limiting the worst effects of climate chaos, we urgently need an end to all fossil fuel burning - including in our vehicles

Climate Breakdown

Air Pollution

Air Pollution causes 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, and affects many more. Evidence shows that it harms every organ in the body. The most vulnerable people - children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions suffer the most

Being shorter, children are closer to exhaust pipes and breathe 3 times as fast as adults, inhaling greater doses. Their developing bodies are permanently harmed by these toxic gases

Climate Breakdown

Loss of Public Space

Our roads are littered with cars that are parked for 92% of the time. No other private property is allowed to invade public space in this way. Pavement parking means the most vulnerable (parents with prams and people in wheelchairs) often have to risk using the roads instead because pavements are blocked

With fewer cars we could use this extra space for trees, cycle lanes, allotments, gardens, community projects, homes...

Loss of Public Space

Childhood Right to Roam

The distance which children roam, independently, has plummeted over the last 50 years, as the volume of cars makes navigating streets much more dangerous. Children are increasingly alienated from their neighbourhoods, ghettoised into parks and gardens

 

Resilient, carefree, and independent children grow into intelligent, strong adults

Childhood Freedom