Cycling Infrastructure

High quality cycling and highway infrastructure is essential for delivering safe space for cycling and to make it safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities. 

The Love London Go Dutch promises made by the Mayor of London in 2012 included commitments to deliver cycling infastructure to the best international standards on the Cycling Superhighways and on all major road developments in London.

Our 2016 Sign for Cycling campaign has also ensured that London's new Mayor, Sadiq Khan is commited to making cycling safe and enjoyable through our three-point agenda. We'll be campaigning to make sure he delivers on these promises. These include: 

1. More safe space for cycling 

LCC secured a huge investment in cycling at the last Mayoral election. But London urgently needs more high-quality, protected space on main roads and at junctions – these places force cyclists to mix with heavy or fast moving motor traffic, which can put people off cycling. Our next Mayor must triple the number of miles of protected cycle lanes on London’s roads, so that people of all ages and abilities can access the whole road network by bike.

2. A “Mini Holland” for every London Borough

‘Mini-Holland’ schemes create cycle-friendly town-centres. They encourage people to make local journeys by bike or on foot, help regenerate communities, and bring more customers to local businesses. We’ve already secured new schemes in Waltham Forest, Enfield, and Kingston. Now we want every borough to get its very own Mini-Holland.

3. An end to lorry danger

Lorries are the largest vehicles on our streets and pose the greatest risk to cyclists - their design restricts the driver’s vision. London’s next Mayor must act to end lorry danger. This must include upgrading the Safer Lorry Scheme, procurement policies,  and using planning powers over major construction projects, so that only the safest lorries, with ‘Direct Vision’ cabs and minimal ‘blind spots’are allowed onto London’s streets.

Our Infrastructure campaigning

We have a dedicated Infrastructure Campaigner, Simon Munk, who works closely with our Local Groups and activists to lobby and campaign for London's Boroughs, along with TfL to deliver high quality cycling infrastructure. The main elements of our infrastructure campaigning are: