by Sarah Barth March 13 2016
The sustainable transport charity Sustrans has welcomed the new Labour Mayoral candidate’s manifesto, with its focus on cleaner air and cycle infrastructure.
Freeze all charges for the Mayor’s cycle hire scheme for four years.
Increase the proportion of TfL’s budget spent on cycling.
Continue the Cycle Superhighway Programme, investing in new routes and learning the lessons from earlier schemes, with a focus on segregated provision.
Prioritise continuous cycling routes running through parks, alongside waterways and down quiet backstreets – to broaden
London’s safe cycle network, while completing the roll out of current town-centre cycling improvement plans, and beginning a new round of schemes.
Promote safer, cleaner lorries – working with the boroughs and using City Hall procurement to set new safety standards, moving towards City Hall and TfL contracts specifying ‘direct-vision’ lorries.
Review the Safer Junction Programmes to identify and commence priority improvements at more of London’s major accident blackspot
Deliver more cycle storage and parking, using the London
Plan to ensure provision in new developments, while working with London boroughs deliver on-street secure provision.
Work to break down some of the city’s physical barriers, such as by backing the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf cycle and pedestrian bridge.
Encourage the roll out of 20mph zones across the city by backing the ’20’s Plenty For Us’ campaign.