London Cycling Campaign says judge Mayor Boris Johnson on cycling after his first 100 days
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:24pm 11 May 2012
- Posted in: Blog
- Tagged with: boris johnson, love london go dutch, 100 days
The London Cycling Campaign has pledged to monitor the Mayor Boris Johnson's first 100 days in office, delivering a verdict on his cycling commitments after that time.
In the days before the election, Johnson promised to deliver the three Love London, Go Dutch commitments during his first mayoral term:
- Create three flagship Love London, Go Dutch developments on major streets or locations;
- Ensure all planned developments on main roads under his control are completed to Love London, Go Dutch standards, especially junctions;
- Complete the Cycle Superhighways to Love London, Go Dutch standards.
Chief executive Ashok Sinha said, "Our Love London, Go Dutch mayoral election campaign has been great success, delivering a mayoral promise for our Love London, Go Dutch commitments.
"The first 100 days of the new mayor’s term will be the most important because this is when he will make important appointments, set out new policies and allocate budgets.
"That's why we'll be delivering our verdict on his actions to promote Dutch-standard infrastructure after 100 days.
"We'll also be asking our supporters where they want the Mayor to deliver the flagship walking and cycling projects that he has committed to building."
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During the last administration, cycling policy was handled by Kulveer Ranger, who was Director for Transport Policy.
As Deputy Mayor, Dedring is one of the Mayor's most trusted advisors.
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