London Cycling Campaign volunteers and staff take to streets to publicise our 2 Sept protest
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 03:33pm 15 Aug 2013
- Posted in: Blog
- Tagged with: volunteers, space for cycling, space4cycling, get britain cycling, flyers
View locations where 'Space for Cycling' protest ride flyers are being handed out in a larger map
Activists and volunteers are now taking to the streets to hand out flyers telling the public about our ‘Space for Cycling’ protest ride in central London on Monday 2 September.
Board member and cycling academic Dr Rachel Aldred was one of the first to volunteer, and has been recruiting fellow supporters via Twitter (using the #spaceforcycling hashtag).
Writing on her excellent blog, Rachel said:
“Every year, large numbers of people have been dying unnecessarily on Britain’s roads, and will continue to die, simply because our roads have not been made as safe as they could be.
"It’s not an issue for individuals to manage. It’s an issue for the politicians and the transport authorities at every level. This is why Londoners should support the LCC’s protest ride to demand safer streets.”
How can you help?
- Put up a poster about the protest ride: download A4 poster
- Hand out flyers at a location of your choosing: download A5 flyers here or pick up pre-printed ones from our office. If you decide to hand out flyers at a new location, please mark it the place and time on our google map. Please also add your contact details so other volunteers can contact you directly to help.
- Hand out flyers at a location already organised: see map for details and contact the organiser directly.
- Buy a 'space for cycling' T-Shirt here
Bike plates are 13cm-wide shower-resistant signs that can be attached to saddles/racks/spokes using cable ties or string (see photo below).
Details of the protest ride are on the reverse, so bike plates can also be used as flyers.
Our ‘Space for Cycling’ protest ride meets at Jubilee Gardens at 6pm (for 6.30pm start) and will ride through Parliament Square to tell Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron that Londoners need dedicated space for cycling.