- LeniLCC 1 day ago
Eight-year-old Archie has sent us this letter he’s written to ZSL London Zoo, asking them to reconsider their opposition to CS11. Here’s Archie’s letter in full:
Dear London Zoo,
We are writing to you to express how sad we are that you have decided to oppose the Cycle Superhighway 11 plans, and to urge you to change your position.
We would like you to change your mind about your opposition. We live in a street with filtered access (that means one end of the street is closed off to cars and trucks), and we love it!!!
We love it because:
1. It is quiet
2. It is not very polluted
3. Wheelchairs can go on the road
4. We can ride our bikes on the road next to my Mum because it is usually safe
5. Trucks, lorries and cars can drop off deliveries and park.
We think that filtered access would just mean you have to drive around a bit further to get to the zoo, and that most people would think that is ok. Also, the animals would like the peace and quiet and fresh air.
We have some other good ideas for how you can allow filtered access and still make sure that the animals get their food on time and that children get to the zoo.
1. You could make a really long chute going from the supermarket to the zoo for animal food.
2. You could use cargo bikes. I want to be a volunteer at the zoo. If it was safe, I would love to pedal the animals their food!
3. You could use box bikes and cargo bikes to get the kids and older people to the zoo. I bet if you asked the kids, they would say yes to do the last bit on a bike! Or even electric floats or big trailers pulled by bike! You could use the public cycle scheme and add a “Kids Coach” option. People in wheelchairs would love it too! And you could have bikes that take a passenger to give older people a lift!
4. You could drive around a bit further to get the kids and animal food in.
We are making this letter public, and we urge you to reconsider your position.