We know that Lambeth is full of keen cyclists. In fact, so are many of our councillors and activists. Cycling is a cheap and green way to get around London, but sadly, it’s still not as safe or as easy as it could be.
We want to change this. We’re committing to make Lambeth the most cycling friendly borough in London. We want as many people as possible to get on their bikes, and we’re determined to ensure that their journeys are swift, safe and secure.
Firstly we’ll be working with our neighbours in Southwark to introduce a borough-wide 20MPH zone, which should drastically improve road safety.
The Mayor of London and TfL, rather than the council, control a lot of our roads. So we’ll continue to press the Mayor of London to better manage the roads under his control and call for essential improvements to dangerous junctions and gyratories.
We will also continue our good work with the police to encourage and enforce more considerate behaviour from motorists, offering cycling awareness training for drivers of HGVs, buses and other fleet vehicles, ours included.
We’re also exploring the full list of ward proposals put forward by the London Cycling Campaign.
And we’re backing Labour’s Cycling Manifesto.
What we’ve done already:
- We offer a range of free Cycle Confident training courses to local people.
- We’ve made and will continue to make record investment in our road and pavement network. In the next 4 years alone we will tackle pot holes by upgrading more than 130 miles of highways and footpaths.
- We were the first borough in the UK to introduce secure, covered cycle hangars on streets and estates for residents without sufficient space in their homes. We are also working with Network Rail and TfL to ensure secure parking at both ends of your journey.
- We’ve also successfully campaigned to bring Barclays Bikes to Lambeth and are currently working on their wider expansion into the south of the borough.