Inclusive Cycling Policy

At it's meeting on 11th May 2015 the LCC Board resolved to adopt the following policy statement, as recommended by the Policy Forum:

Policy passed at LCC’s 2013 AGM states that we believe in cycling environments suitable for all ages and abilities. Many of the organisations that we seek to influence have obligations to consider how they can advance equality, and cycling infrastructure can contribute to building inclusive communities and accessible transport. LCC will therefore seek to ensure that these considerations are embedded in our responses to consultations and in other policies that we pass.

Infrastructure should be suitable for safe and comfortable use by people using a range of cycles, including handcycles and tricycles, not least to take account of disability – a legal requirement for public bodies responsible for transport infrastructure. Badly designed interventions effectively restrict or exclude people using nonā€standard cycles. By making sure any such problems are highlighted in our responses to consultations LCC will fulfil our stated policy and challenge the continued underā€representation of disabled and older people among London cyclists.