London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has welcomed the commitment made today by the Green Party candidate for London Mayor, Sian Berry, to meet the three-point agenda set out by the Sign for Cycling campaign.
The campaign is seeking three specific commitments from all Mayoral candidates to make London safe and enjoyable for everyone to cycle. A petition in support of this campaign has reached over 4,000 signatures. Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat candidate, was the first candidate to announce her support for Sign for Cycling last week.
Sian Berry said: "I fully support LCC’s Sign for Cycling campaign and, as a cycling Londoner myself, and a long-time transport campaigner, I couldn’t support its aims more. If elected, I would deliver on the campaign’s three-point agenda."
"As Mayor I’d make sure we keep at least the same level of funding going for segregated space for cycling on major routes, and make sure these extend to outer London. Every borough would see investment in projects for people-friendly streets modelled on the current mini-Hollands, and I’d make sure every lorry had a direct vision cab before being allowed on London’s roads by 2018."
"I hope all my fellow candidates will promise the same, as helping more Londoners get around by bike is an essential part of building a safer, cleaner more accessible city."
Amy Summers, Campaigns Coordinator at LCC said: “We’re delighted Sian, a long-term advocate for cycling in London, is supporting our ‘Sign for Cycling’ campaign. Over 4,000 Londoners have signed our petition already, demonstrating that Londoners want a cleaner, happier and healthier city. And the three-point agenda that Sian has commited to help realise will go a long way to make that a reality.”
Read our article on Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan’s support for the compaign here.