Could cyclists confirm a subsequent London Mayor?
Vote with your bike on May 3 (Londonersonbikes.org)
The London Cycling Campaign and newly shaped pressure
group Londoners on Bikes are urgently appealing to all cyclists to pointer their
petitions, with a aim of creation mayoral possibilities oath as most support for
cycling as possible.
LCC’s campaign, Love
London, Go Dutch, is job on a 2012 mayoral choosing possibilities (election date 3 May) to dedicate to
continental customary (i.e. Dutch style) cycling infrastructure in a capital.
Bikes (LoB) report themselves as a
‘grassroots, non-profit, 100% volunteer-run group’ and have been set up
specifically for a choosing and are due to be wound adult shortly afterwards.
Their settled aim is “ensuring that a subsequent Mayor of London – whoever that
turns out to be – has courted a cycling opinion and enters bureau already
committed to measures to make a streets safe.”
Both campaigns highlight a vital need to make London some-more bike-friendly
and safer for cyclists. Go Dutch is job for 20mph limit speeds in
residential and selling streets, dismissal of rat-runs and introduction of
effective trade calming, far-reaching and distant bike marks alongside categorical roads with
bike-friendly solutions during vital junctions including cycle-specific traffic
LCC has constructed a array of skeleton to make vital public
spaces in London
more bike and walking friendly, with minute suggestions for Parliament Square, the Olympic Park and Blackfriars.
They are also formulation what is billed as ‘London’s biggest-ever bike float job for
safer streets for cycling’ on Saturday 28 April.
LoB contend they are “campaigning not only for a rights of
cyclists, though for some-more liveable civic spaces that everybody can suffer safely. In
a city of 8 million people it is absurd that a motorcar should be a guiding
principle of planning. Car tenure in London
is 33% and falling, fit civic pattern should simulate this downwards
trend.” Their website also endorses
LCC’s Go Dutch campaign.
Their programme of grassroots activity includes Monday
evening open meetings during a Royal Festival Hall and Tuesday flyering sessions at
main junctions opposite London
aimed during popularising their campaign. They are calling for volunteers
to assistance widespread a word.
LoB have also betrothed to keep
analysing a cycling proposals from all a Mayoral possibilities and to make
voting recommendations shortly before a election.
Both LCC and LoB have highlighted a genocide of eight-year old
Ali Nasralla as he cycled home from
school in southwest London
on Monday as adding serve coercion to their campaign.
Just to remind you, cyclists are being asked to pointer the
campaigns here and here. At a time of
writing good over 16,000 people had sealed a LCC and LoB petitions – approaching
roughly 0.5% of a vicious initial and second welfare votes expected to be
cast (based on a 2008 audience in a final elections), with final petition
totals expected to distant surpass this.
With Boris Johnston and Ken Livingstone
currently within a integrate of percent of any other, could courting
the cycling opinion be a pivotal to a successful choosing campaign?
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