Chris Boardman is an exceptional ambassador for active travel. Charged by Manchester to transform the city into one of the greenest in Europe, Boardman is helping to plan and build a huge network of connected cycleways, but it’s when when he presents the case for active travel to the unconverted that he impresses the most.
On Question Time this week Boardman answered a query about NHS funding by highlighting the need to improve public health through active lifestyles – as usual, he spoke with his trademark common sense.
As part of our crowdfunded documentary about road danger, we speak to Chris Boardman about how Britain can move away from its car-dominated culture.
Watch our documentary about road danger Stop Killing our Children
Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy.The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s John Simpson and features interviews with Chris Boardman, Dr Rachel Aldred, Dr Ian Walker, George Monbiot and the founders of the Stop de Kindermoord movement amongst others.Please help turn the tide against road danger.
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The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. 29 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance, travel insurance, breakdown cover and home insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.