Simon MacMichael June 9 2017
Cyclists in Sheffield will next week learn how Mini Holland schemes similar to those introduced in three London boroughs could help transform their city for people on bikes.
Enfield, Kingston upon Thames and Waltham Forest shared around £100 million awarded by Transport for London in 2014 following a competition open to outer London boroughs.
Since then, each has been implementing its schemes and on Wednesday, Paul Gasson of the Waltham Forest branch of the London Cycling Campaign will be telling members of CycleSheffield about developments in the borough at the campaign group’s AGM.
The event takes place at the Showroom Cinema’s café bar at 7pm on Thursday 15 June.
Dexter Johnstone of CycleSheffield told the Star: “The success of liveable neighbourhood transformations like ‘Mini Holland’ in the London Borough of Waltham Forest has created safer, healthier streets and more vibrant local economies for everyone living in them.
“It’s not about dividing people up into drivers or walkers or cyclists – it’s about enabling active travel and making our streets pleasant and enjoyable places to be in, not places of congestion, stress, pollution and danger.”