There is much discussion about safer cycling and walking. Unfortunately, there's not enough action!
The benefits to people's health, the environment and tourism industry are clear, but unfortunately much of the debate focusses on our cities.
Yes, we need to make cycling and walking safe in our cities but my mission is to ensure our rural areas aren't left behind and forgotten.
I'm absolutely committed to this cause and my work takes me across the patch.
Local campaigns include:
- 'Coffin Lane Campaign' in Axbridge
- Working with parents to push Somerset County Council for a return of a speed camera outside the school in Chilcompton
- Working with the Strawberry Line Association to use the old railway line as a safe route linking Cheddar to Wells
- Working with RNIB for a safe crossing in Coxley
Tessa joined 150 parents, children and cyclists, and even men on stilts in carrying coffins to echo calls to the county council to build a safe footpath on a busy Cheddar Valley road.
Supporters of the Coffin Lane Campaign piled into the Axbridge Town Square on Saturday to join the procession to Cross.
The procession went through West Street, on to Townsend carrying a banner, colourful placards and mock coffins to the Beer Garden at the New Inn, Cross.
The coffins were a reminder of the days when deceased residents of the workhouse were carried down this route to St Andrew’s Church, Compton Bishop, but also told of the current worries for those who have to walk or cycle along Cross Lane.Read more