Greens the only party to pledge full support to 'Space for Cycling' campaign

15 May 2014

 

THE Green Party is the only party in London to have given its full support to the London Cycling Campaign’s list of ward-by-ward asks for the upcoming local council elections. 

The 'Space for Cycling' campaign, which aims to improve quality of life for all by making local streets in London safe and inviting for everyone to cycle, has a campaign ask for each of the 624 local electoral wards in London. 

Green Party council candidate for Islington and Local Transport Spokesperson for the Green Party Caroline Russell said:

“The London Green Party is proud to pledge its support to this vital campaign. The Green Party has a strong track record of supporting active travel and prioritising the movement of people on bikes and on foot over that of vehicles. We see safer streets for cycling as part of the solution to reducing road danger, air pollution and carbon emissions and making our city more liveable.

"Any elected Greens will work with local residents and London Cycling Campaign Groups to help make our streets more people-friendly, less vehicle-dominated, and great places to walk and cycle.”

LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said:

“We’re thrilled at the level of support from many of the large parties in Greater London, and we expect many more candidates to back our local cycling improvements before the 22 May election.

“As well as the many individuals backing our local Space for Cycling measures, many parties have chosen to support Space for Cycling en masse, including the London-wide Greens, Sutton Labour, Merton Conservatives and Hackney Liberal Democrats.

“It looks like our calls for streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle are resonating with mainstream policy-makers at borough level in way that hasn’t been achieved previously. We look forward to new councils being composed of more cycling supporters than ever before.”

The London Green Party will be supporting the London Cycling Campaign’s “Big Ride” which takes place this coming Saturday 17th May. The event, billed as London’s biggest-ever bike ride, will see thousands of cyclists cycle from Park Lane to Temple and aims to tell politicians we want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle. 

 

For more information on the London Green Party visit: http://london.greenparty.org.uk/

 

For further details of the London Cycling Campaign’s “Space for Cycling” campaign visit:http://lcc.org.uk/pages/space-for-cycling

 

For further details on the London Cycling Campaign’s “Big Ride” visit: http://lcc.org.uk/pages/big-ride-2014

 

For examples of the work that London Greens have done in support of the LCC’s campaign calls, see

 

http://islington.greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/05/09/islington-greens-support-space4cycling-in-drayton-park/ 

 

http://greenparty.org.uk/leaders-blog/2013/07/12/london-cycling-campaign-calls-for-space-for-bicycles-after-latest-road-death/ 

 

http://greenparty.org.uk/news/20-04-2009-20mph-zones.html 

 

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/5000-cyclists-protest-for-better-safety-on-londons-roads-after-spate-of-deaths-8795545.html






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