LCC local group meetings to decide our Space for Cycling local election campaign demands
- By AmySummers_LCC on at 04:14pm 23 Jan 2014
- Posted in: Blog, Press
- Tagged with: survey, campaign, local groups, local elections, space for cycling, 2014, councillors
Space for Cycling -2014 Local Elections Campaign
We’re planning for 2014 to be a milestone year for the London Cycling Campaign. We’re organising a hugely ambitious campaign to put safe space for cycling on the agenda of thousands of councillor candidates in the run up to the local elections in May 2014. Our councils control 90% of our city streets, and it’s vital the authorities take steps to improve them so they’re safe and inviting enough for cycling to be a genuine choice for every Londoner, whatever their age or ability
Our campaign will target local election candidates, many of whom will go on to become councillors and make key decisions about how our neighbourhood streets are designed. Read more about the campaign.
What will be calling for?
We’ve defined the treatments that can turn streets into genuine space for cycling, but we want our members and supporters to choose exactly what issues we campaign on in your local area. Our elected Policy Forum has helped by highlighting six areas that are vital to improve cycling in Greater London and the specific demands we'll be making in your area will fall under one of these areas:
1. Protected space on main streets and through major junctions
2. Removal of through motor traffic from minor streets
3. Introduction of 20mph speed limits
4. Safe cycling routes for schoolchildren
5. Safe cycling routes for town centres
6. Safe cycling routes through parks and other green spaces like along canals
How can I get involved?
Our network of local groups are currently working through the data from our Space for Cycling survey late in 2013 to see what problem areas you highlighted as a concern. They'll be using this information, along with their own local knowledge and expertise to decide on one key cycling demand or 'ask' for every ward in their borough. It's these demands that we'll be pressing candidates on ahead of the elections. We'll be calling on all Londoners to support our campaign and urging them to contact their candidates via our online tools.
Help your local group decide on local campaign demands
Many local groups are holding public meetings to discuss the issues and agree on the list of campaign demands for their boroughs. You can see the details of the meeting in your area below. Please note that list will be updated as we confirm more meetings. But you are welcome to contact the local group directly (emails are provided below or contact email@example.com) to find out how you can get involved.
Local Group Meeting Dates
Barking & Dagenham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 6th Feb, 6.30pm, The Spotted Dog, 15a Longbridge Rd, Barking, Essex IG11 8TN
Barnet - email@example.com
Thursday February 27, 7pm. Trinity Church, Nether St. N12
Wednesday 12th Feb, 7.30pm, Hurst Community Centre, Hurst Road, Bexley, DA5 3LH
Brent - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 5th February, 7.00-9.00pm, Atrium of the Crown Moran Hotel, 142–152 Cricklewood Broadway NW2 3ED.
Bromley - email@example.com
Wednesday 12th Feb, 6.30-8.30pm, Community House, South Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RH
Camden - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 17th February, 7.30pm, Primrose Hill Community Association, 29 Hopkinsons Place off Fitzroy Road, London NW1 8TN
Croydon - email@example.com
Monday 10th February, 7.45pm, Spreadeagle pub in Katharine Street
Ealing - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 5th February, 7.30pm, Café Grove, 65 The Grove , Ealing, London W5 5LL
Enfield - email@example.com
Monday 24th February. 8pm, Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2
Greenwich - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email the group directly if you would like to get involved in Greenwich.
Hackney - email@example.com
This meeting took place in January - contact the group for details
Hammersmith & Fulham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday February 17th, 6.30pm, Blue Anchor at 13, Lower Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9DJ see website for more details
Haringey - email@example.com
Monday February 10th, 7.15 - 8.30pm, The Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey
Harrow - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 19th February, 7.30pm. The meeting will take place in Longley Road, HA1 4TH - please contact the group for the full address.
Havering - email@example.com
Wednesday 19th February, 8pm, Chequers Inn pub, North Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1ST
Hillingdon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20th February, 7.30pm The Old Fox pub, 16 High Road, Ickenham, Ickenham, Uxbridge, UB10 8LJ
Hounslow - email@example.com
Wednesday 29th January, 7.30pm, Express Tavern Brentford, TW8 0EW
Islington - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 12th February, 7.30 - 9.30pm, Town Hall, Upper Street N1. Visit their website for info.
Kensington & Chelsea - email@example.com
Thursday 6th February, 7pm. They'll be meeting at the main entrance to Imperial College on Exhibition Road (by the big brain!)
Kingston upon Thames - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 11th February, 8pm, Richard Mayo Centre (at United Reformed Church), Eden Street, KT1 1HZ
Lambeth - email@example.com
Tuesday 18th February, venue TBC - see website for information
Lewisham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 19th February, 6.30pm, LOCATION UPDATED! Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Rd, London SE6 4RU
Merton - email@example.com
Thursday 30th January, 8pm, All Saints Centre, All Saints Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1BX.
Newham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 10th February, 7pm, CoffeE7, 10 Sebert Rd, London E7 0NQ
Redbridge - email@example.com
Friday 7th February, 7pm, Seasons Bar, 15 The Broadway, Woodford Green, IG8 0HQ
Monday 10th February, 8pm, Old Ship pub in Richmond on the corner of King Street, opposite Dickens and Jones. - See website for details
Wednesday 12th February, 6.30pm, LOCATION UPDATED! Peckham Liberal Club, 24 Elm Grove, London, SE15 5DE. Visit the website for more details.
Sutton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 22nd February, 9.30 - 4pm (drop in when you like!) Meeting room above TazZa Coffee, 188 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1NR
Tower Hamlets - email@example.com
Wednesday, 12 February, 7pm, St. Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road E2 9PL
Waltham Forest - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 25th February, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House in Walthamstow, 1A Jewel Road, E17 4QU. Vegetarian food and soft drinks provided!
Wandsworth - email@example.com
Tuesday 11th February, 8pm, Furzedown Pub - 118 Mitcham Lane, SW16 6NR
Westminster - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 10th February, 7pm, Cleveland Arms, 28 Chilworth Street, W2 6DT