Now here’s a challenge for Boris. Sustainable transport charity Sustrans wants the London Mayor to build over 1000km (600 miles) by 2020 to connect London just like the Tube and the London Overground train network does.
There is some good emerging from Scotland following a recent meeting over cycle safety in the country. Scottish Government Transport Minister Keith Brown has said his Government will support a range of pilot measures designed to protect cyclists on the roads to prevent future fatalities.
Sustrans and bicycle industry group The Bicycle Association (via Bike Hub) are running their The Big Pedal initiative again this year starting on March 5. The Big Pedal aims to get more children cycling by encouraging children to cycle to school.
As we build up to the Parliamentary debate on cycling safety on Thursday, sustainable transport charity Sustrans has pulled together some interesting survey research on the back of The Times’ Cities fit for Cycling campaign.
If you are about in London tomorrow, why not take in the Sustrans led rides to the Olympic Park. A team of volunteers from the sustainable transport charity will be leading cyclists along paths and canals, through parks, and along quiet streets before cycling on to the elevated greenway which leads to the ViewTube Café – a prime spot for viewing the Olympic Park.
The Olympics are not too far away with just under nine months to go before events kick off at the Olympic Stadium on July 27. A great deal has been made by the organsiers that these games will be a walk and bike friendly Olympics in terms of spectators getting to the games.
Wales has launched a £4m project to encourage people to make more short and local journeys by walking, cycling or public transport in a bid to reduce car use in the country.
The devolved Welsh Government revealed its legislative agenda over the next five years yesterday and contained within it were plans to introduce a Cycling Bill that makes it a legal duty for Welsh local authorities to provide cycle routes.