Monday, February 13, 2012

London goes Dutch

The next Mayor of London must prioritise safe and convenient bike lanes and make junctions and roundabouts less dangerous if they want to encourage more cycling, according to a YouGov survey published today. The survey, which suggests over half a million Londoners already cycle at least once a week, coincides with the launch of the London Cycling Campaign’s Love London, Go Dutch petition, which calls on the mayoral election candidates to commit to more people-friendly streets and continental-standard cycle facilities in the capital. 51% of Londoners said the next Mayor can take action to encourage them to cycle more, with 78% of those people naming safe and convenient bikes lanes all over London or safer junctions and roundabouts as their top priority. 16 cyclists were killed on London’s road last year, up from 10 in 2011.  Velo Mondial has just signed the Love London Go Dutch petition organised by the London Cycling Campaign as part of their 2012 mayoral election campaign. And I'd be delighted if you signed it too...  Make London more liveable for everyone by making the streets as safe and inviting for cycling as they are in Th Netherlands. Please follow this link to join the many thousands of ordinary people who’ve already offered their support.

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