Final hustings of the mayoral campaign
Nick and Ruth from KCC were in a packed audience at the cycling (and transport) hustings held at The News Building this morning. You may have already seen our tweets at #asklondonmayor and now you can watch the debate on Facebook.
The Deputy Editor of The Times, Emma Tucker, chaired a panel featuring most of the main candidates: Sian Berry (SB), Zac Goldsmith (ZG), Sadiq Khan (SK), Caroline Pigeon (CP), Sophie Walker (SW) – all of whom have signed for cycling – and Peter Whittle (PW). George Galloway has also signed for cycling, unfortunately he couldn’t be there.
After introductions the candidates were asked to outline their solutions – see the LCC website for these and their answers to questions submitted at the door and from the floor and the Chair posed some direct questions which only needed simple answers:
Kingston Cycling Campaign was at Surbiton Station’s bike stands this evening (18 April).
Campaigners were talking to commuters about the need to encourage more journeys to be made by bike, and how to encourage this by creating safe space for cycling and tackling lorry danger.
They were also gathering signatures for Sign for Cycling and handing out free saddle covers and “ass saver” mudguards.
If you want to sign the petition please go to signforcycling.org
London elects its next Mayor on 5 May. London Cycling Campaign has launched its biggest campaign yet, Sign for Cycling.
London stands at a crossroads; population levels are rising, our streets and public transport are getting busier, and our air is dangerously polluted. The only way forward is to get more people out of motor vehicles and into cycling and walking. The only ways to do this are to create safe space for cycling, to encourage more journeys to be made by bike, and to tackle lorry danger.
You can tell the Mayoral candidates that you want a city that really is healthier, greener and easier to get about. Imagine a better London! Please sign the petition today at signforcycling.org
Get involved locally
You can get involved in helping to spread the message in Kingston-upon-Thames, for example by helping us hand out leaflets, tag bikes, or collect petition signatures. Find out more about supporting the campaign at signforcycling.org/#getInvolved or contact us.
In the Spring 2016 issue:
- Kingston Council re-named Mini-Holland as Go Cycle but as the newsletter went to press they launched a third identity for it – Go Developments. Nick gives an update on what’s been happening, and worringly, what’s not…
- London Cycling Campaign makes it easy for you to tell the Mayoral candidates that you want a city that is greener, healthier, safer and easier to get about
- Details for our forthcoming monthly meetings – come along!
KCC news March – May