Three-point agenda

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.

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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 fast 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.

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.