The London Cycling Campaign believes that every Londoner, whatever their age or ability, deserves safe and inviting space for cycling on all London’s streets. This is at the heart of our Space for Cycling Campaign ahead of the London 2014 Local Elections.
The London local elections in May 2014, will coincide with mayoralty mid-term point. We want to make sure that cycling features on the agenda of incoming ward councillors and in turn put cycling at the top of the local political agenda at the London council elections. In doing so we will also help create ‘bottom up’ pressure that holds the Mayor to account for his election promises on cycling.
Operating at ward-level Space for Cycling campaign will be even bigger and ambitious than our Love London, Go Dutch campaign in 2012. We have an opportunity to try something no other campaigning organisation has done before, targeting every candidate in every ward across the Central, Inner and Outer London boroughs, asking them to support our pro-cycling policies and measures.
These measures will be tailored to specific wards, making the campaign truly ‘local’, while at the same time promoting broader LCC policies, including our key aim of safe space for cycling, for Londoners of all ages and abilities.
LCC member and supporters and members of the public will be asked to send emails to the candidates in their wards asking them to agree to our pro-cycling policies and measures.
Our target is to ensure that every candidate in every ward is sent messages from LCC members and supporters in their area asking them to agree to the ward level ask we have determined for that area.
To that end we are asking people in the Enfield Borough what the local issues are that stop them from cycling. Please post a comment here, or to out Twitter account @EnfieldCycling or email direct firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what is stopping you from cycling locally.