London Cycling Campaign calls for 7 Urgent Steps to turn London Freewheelers
into Daily Cyclists
The London Cycling Campaign welcomes the enthusiasm for cycling generated by
London Freewheel. Urgent action is needed to capitalise on this enthusiasm.
London would benefit greatly if the tens of thousands of event participants,
and many other Londoners, were to become regular cyclists. To turn occasional
cyclists in London, and the rest of the UK, into regular cyclists we recommend
the urgent adoption of the following measures.
1. Free cycle training for all children and adults who want it.
2. Promotion of ‘cycling on prescription’ a programme providing advice, cycle
training and free bike hire at all GP practices.
3. Rapid provision of high-quality cycle parking at every workplace, station
and shopping area as well as in all new homes.
4. Creation of a mass bike hire scheme across London zones 1 and 2 by 2009
5. Government legislation requiring all HGVs to be fitted with full safety mirrors
6. A twenty mile per hour speed limit in places where people live and work
7. Urgent action to make all road junctions cycle friendly
Koy Thomson, the London Cycling Campaign¹s Chief Executive said ‘Each
Freewheel participant supported to become a regular cyclist generates social,
economic and environmental benefits for themselves and London. London loses
if we fail to take the minimum seven steps.’
Website – www.lcc.org.uk