in 2016, we secured committments from all the main Mayoral candidates, included the elected Mayor, Sadiq Khan to deliver our three-point agenda. Read below to find out what specifically we're calling for:
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
Why is this so important?
London’s population is growing rapidly. If we don’t enable more people to cycle we’ll face even higher pollution levels, crippling congestion on our streets and more crowding on the tube. A commitment to growing cycling is a commitment to keep London moving, for the benefit of all Londoners. The essential ingredient to achieve that growth is the provision of international-quality cycling facilities.
We are at a tipping point: we either work to sustain the welcome growth in cycling or allow London to grind to a smog inducing standstill. That's why we ran Sign for Cycling, our 2016 Mayoral Election campaign to ensure that London's next Mayor is committed to make cycling safe and enjoyable for everyone.