LCC wins praise for Love London Go Dutch campaign

Campaigning body collects award 'on behalf of the 42,000 who backed the initiative
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London Cycling Campaign's Love London Go Dutch campaign took top prize in the Excellence in travel information and marketing category, one of the few categories open to non-Local Authorities, in the annual London Transport Awards.

Receiving the award, LCC said it was accepting it on behalf of the 42,000 people who supported the campaign.

LCC's CEO Dr Ashok Sinha commented: "We want to thank the 42,000 people who backed the campaign and signed the petition to make London's roads as safe and inviting for cycling as those in Holland. Without you there would not have been the Mayoral commitment, nor the funding, to deliver improved conditions for all the Londoners who want to cycle. We urge you to now support the Space for Cycling campaign ahead of the 2014 local elections in May."

The Achievements in cycling award, open to local authorities only, went to the London Borough of Camden for "Royal College Street goes Dutch" – one of the first examples of a cycle-friendly infrastructure implemented post Love London Go Dutch. LCC and Camden Cycling Campaign volunteer, Jean Dollimore, was invited to accompany Camden officers receiving the ward.

The award for Transport Borough of the year went to Hackney for its cycling and sustainability initiatives. London Cycling Campaign in Hackney featured prominently in the photographs at the ceremony illustrating the award winner's work.

The London Transport Awards are judged by a panel chaired by Professor David Begg. Sponsors and supporters include: TfL, London Travel Watch, London Councils, Clear Channel, Bombardier, Amey, Cubic, First Group, Go Ahead, Thales, Keolys, Redray. 

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