LCC responds to Mayor's Transport Strategy and the London Plan

photo Alix Stredwick LCC's wants a strategy to benefit London's commuting and leisure cyclists

Responding to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) and London Plan consultations, LCC called for much higher targets for cycling growth and higher standards for cycle parking provision.

This latest round of input followed LCC's response to a preliminary document in July 2010.

LCC has pointed out that the mayor's draft MTS would not likely deliver the required 60% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025. LCC also argued for higher targets for the reduction in car use and support for 20mph speed limits.

To meet the needs of the one in three Londoners who are considering cycling, LCC told the Mayor to double the cycle parking standards for new developments because the minimums set in the London Plan were drawn up before cycling had doubled.

LCC welcomes the inclusion of better permeability of the road network for cycling as a proposal in the in the draft MTS – a point LCC put forward when the Mayor issued his pre-MTS 'Way To Go' document.

Also, in line with LCC’s earlier recommendations, the second draft of revised London Plan pays more attention to improving the public realm, in a new chapter called 'London’s Living Places and Spaces'.

LCC has represented cyclist's interests in successive London Plans.