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Zac Goldmith says he backs LCC’s Sign for Cycling pledges (+ video)by Simon MacMichael April 26 2016
(Also commenting on the Camden CS11 meeting in the video – SE)
Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate in next week’s London mayoral election, has pledged his support to the Sign for Cycling manifesto of the London Cycling Campaign, and has also outlined his plans to grow cycling in the capital to British Cycling’s Chris Boardman.
LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha commented: “London is the winner with this fantastic news. It means that both Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan have now committed to meeting the three-point agenda of our Sign for Cycling campaign, and are promising to keep up the momentum achieved in recent years by Boris Johnson, in getting London cycling.”
Goldsmith’s qualification that local communities be “fully engaged in the design process” is one that may ring alarm bells among some campaigners.
Last month, blogger David Arditti branded the Richmond Park and North Kingston MP “the anti-cycling candidate” after he accused Enfield Council of rushing through its Mini Holland scheme and also said he did not view Cycle Superhighway 11 – backed by two thirds of respondents to a consultation – as a “fait accompli.”
He said: “I think there is a case to be made, when there is a particularly controversial scheme that’s been proposed, of using temporary planters – putting them down for a year or a few months to see how it works, to see whether or not people’s concerns about that scheme are based on any kind of reality. If they’re not then you do it properly, if they are then you think again.”