London Cycling Campaign)
Next up was LCC’s own campaigns co-ordinator, Fran Graham, who asked the question: why don’t people cycle in London? Safety fears are the main barrier – as well as infrastructure and street design that doesn’t take into account the needs of people who use wider cycles including trikes and cargo bikes. Fran presented the Best Inclusive Cycling Scheme Award, supported by Wheels for Wellbeing, to London Borough of Lambeth, TfL and Sustrans London, for their Community Street Design: this scheme shows a good example of high quality community engagement leading to a good first step towards a low traffic neighbourhood.
Last but by no means least was LCC trustee and Founder and Director of Cyclo Consulting, Neil Webster, who not only presented a thorough breakdown of the ways that businesses can support their staff to travel actively, but did the whole thing in rhyming couplets! Rounding off the awards for the night, he gave the award for Best London Business, sponsored by Cyclehoop, to Nomura International plc for Nomura Cycle Safe, for its investment in world class facilities for cyclists.
Thank you to the City of London, especially the Road Danger Reduction team and Active City Network, and all our partners and sponsors. Thank you to the International Cycling History Conference for providing some spectacular bikes from the last 200 years to decorate the Livery Hall!