West Midlands cycling and walking commissioner stands down - The Solihull Observer

West Midlands cycling and walking commissioner stands down

Solihull Editorial 15th May, 2024   0

THE WEST Midlands the cycling and walking commissioner has announced he is stepping down from his role.

Adam Tranter said he was stepping aside for the new administration to develop their own active travel plans.’

He was appointed in 2021 by the region’s former Mayor, Andy Street.

During his time Mr Tranter has helped deliver a number of projects across the region to improve cycling and walking facilities, as well as bring road safety to the top of the agenda.

Mr Tranter said: “Working as cycling and walking commissioner has been a tremendous privilege and a real opportunity to help make our streets both safer and better for walking and cycling.

“Following the election, I have made the decision to step aside for the new administration to be able to develop their own active travel plans.

“I’m assured that this agenda is an important one for the new Mayor and I will be happy to support wherever I can.

“The West Midlands is my home region and helping make a change here has been an honour. It hasn’t always been easy but I’m grateful for the support and partnership working of TfWM and local authority colleagues, Active Travel England and the vast number of community groups and supporters who also want to see more cycling and walking infrastructure. This job has only been possible because of the vision, courage and collaboration shown by a host of politicians across the region, from parties of all colours, and I trust it will continue to be a priority for them.”

The current West Midlands Mayor, Richard Parker said plans for the role of cycling and walking commissioner will be shared in due course.

Richard Parker, Mayor of the West Midlands said, “We are really grateful for all Adam has done in his time as Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

“His work for the region has helped to make the WMCA one of Active Travel England’s highest rated authorities.

“He has campaigned tirelessly to expand the network for walking and cycling, helping to secure over £35million for the region, and to improve road safety.”


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