Saturday, 14 April 2012
Greens come out top for cycling manifesto
When we launched our campaign in Lambeth and Southwark for the London elections we promised to do our bit to try and push cycling up the agenda, as well as wider issues of transport inclusion.
Since then the issue has really moved up the agenda, with the Times newspaper, amongst others pushing the issue hard.
Lambeth and Southwark between them account for half of the ten most dangerous locations in London for cyclists. Of the 32 boroughs in London Lambeth has the second highest casualty rate for both pedestrians and cyclists. Southwark has the fourth highest overall casualty rate. In December we highlighted that road deaths trebled in Lambeth last year.
Now all the party manifestos have been published, the different cycling proposals have been assessed, and it is good to see that the Green Party's proposals have come out top. You can read more here.