London Cycling Campaign hails Mayor and Commissioner’s cycling vision a “huge opportunity”

The London Cycling Campaign welcome the Mayor and Cycling Commissioner’s “Human Streets: The Mayor’s Vision For Cycling Three Years On

Mayor Boris Johnson and Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan have this week published “Human Streets: The Mayor’s Vision For Cycling Three Years On”. Human Streets assesses progress on “The Mayor’s Vision For Cycling” and aims to provide the next Mayor and their team with potential future schemes and ideas to progress cycling in London.

The high quality of provision for cycling that Londoners deserve has only just started appearing. ‘Human Streets’ represents a huge opportunity for London to spread these benefits to everyone across the capital. By adopting our three-point Sign for Cycling agenda the new batch of Mayoral candidates will make sure that, whoever is elected, London takes the next, big step towards achieving the vision of a better city that ‘Human Streets’ lays before us.” said Ashok Sinha, CEO, London Cycling Campaign

Sign for Cycling and 'Human Streets'

Sign for Cycling is London Cycling Campaign’s three point agenda to get the London Mayoral candidates to make cycling safer for everyone.

Cycle Superhighways and Better Junctions

Sign for Cycling: “Trebling the total length of protected space for cycling on London’s streets”

Human Streets: “There is a need for more Superhighways on… main roads, many of which already carry high volumes of cyclists without adequately providing for them.”

Human Streets lists 16 specific schemes including new suggestions: to extend CS5; create new Cycle Superhighways including to Heathrow, along the A316 and A23, and along Theobalds Road, Clerkenwell Road and Old Street; and upgrade “blue paint” sections on CS7 and 8 to protected space for cycling.

Sign for Cycling: “Make significant progress on all 33 Better Junctions.”

Human Streets: “The remainder… will roll out over the next few years. Dozens of smaller junctions, including those along the Superhighways, are also being remodelled to make them safer.”

Mini-Hollands

Sign for Cycling: “Extend Mini-Holland style schemes to every London borough”

Human Streets:  “More such projects should be brought forward under the next mayoralty.”

Safer Lorries

Sign for Cycling: “Move as quickly as possible to a situation where ‘direct vision’ lorries are the norm on London’s streets”

Human Streets: “Should be mandating complete “direct-vision” cabs.”

 

Human Streets also makes further suggestions on new cycle/pedestrian bridges and tunnels, e-bike hire schemes and “smarter” congestion charging.