National award for Stretford and Urmston MP

Kate Green MP

Kate Green MP

First published in News

KATE Green has won a national award from the road safety charity Brake and Direct Line insurance Group for her campaign for safer roads across Trafford.

The Stretford and Urmston MP launched her Safer Trafford Streets campaign a year ago, in response to the road safety concerns of residents.

She asked people to her about the biggest problems - and as a was able to present Trafford Council with a list of dangerous roads and speeding hotspots.

She also held a number of ‘walkabouts’ with residents to see the hazards for herself.

The top concern for residents was speeding, and there was widespread support for 20mph limits in residential neighbourhoods and outside schools.

In May she held a road safety day at Stretford fire station, aimed mainly at giving road safety advice to young people, but open to all, and hundreds of people attended.

Since then, Kate has been busy following up the concerns raised by residents, including poor parking, road condition and signage.

Ms Green said: “I’m proud and delighted to win Brake’s award and would like to thank the charity for all the help they’ve offered me in my road safety campaigning over the past year.

“I know that road safety is an issue that people care deeply about, and I’m looking forward to taking the campaign for Safer Trafford Streets forward in 2014.”

Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, said: “We are delighted to recognise Kate’s tireless and impressive campaigning with this award and wish her all the best with her ongoing work towards safer streets.”

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