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
3. An end to lorry danger
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. Elements of our infrastructure campaigning include:
- Infrastructure processes
- Transport for London's Design Review Group meetings and other liaison meetings with TfL officers, City Hall etc.
- Our track of the current progress on both the Better & Safer junctions programmes and of protected space for cycling
- Our archive of all LCC consultation responses, our current consultation map and how to use Cyclescape so that you can ensure schemes in your area show up on that map and get discussed by a wide range of cyclists
- Campaigning around "low traffic neighbourhoods" where through motor traffic is restricted or removed, including advice for campaigners, officers and councillors
- A list of useful data sources and how to use them
- Technical advice on campaigning around infrastructure including pages covering how to do your own traffic counts and guidance on using TfL's London Cycling Design Standards, Strategic Cycling Analysis maps, Liveable Neighbourhood and Local Implementation Plan guidance, and how to use TfL's Healthy Streets Checks and Junction Assessment Tool to assess streets and schemes, and our in draft handbook for campaigners covering infrastructure-related issues.