As the council elections in May draw near, now is the moment to ask your next council leader to help bring your borough to life.
Living Streets, London Cycling Campaign with London Living Streets have launched a joint campaign calling for a more Liveable London, with low-traffic neighbourhoods that prioritise people walking and on bikes.
A truly Liveable London is a city where:
- It’s enjoyable to walk and cycle your local trips
- You can breathe fresh air on streets free from congestion
- Children can safely walk and cycle to school
- There are relaxing places to stop, rest and talk to your neighbours
Your local council can have a big impact on your streets. It can create places where families, friends and communities are put first; where motor traffic, pollution and congestion don’t dominate; and where everyone can live well, breathe easy, walk and cycle safely and happily.
In 2017, the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) launched the Liveable Neighbourhood programme that gives boroughs the opportunity to bid for up to £10 million for long-term schemes that encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
Living Streets and London Cycling Campaign want members and supporters to ask party leaders to commit to submitting high-quality Liveable Neighbourhood bids.
Tell your candidates you want a more liveable London now.
Living Streets campaigners from across London are attending hustings events in the run-up to polling day. Get in touch with your local group, or attend one of the hustings listed here.
For more information, please visit Living Streets campaign page. This includes a tool to contact your local candidates, a list of hustings, plus a campaign briefing that explains what a Liveable London looks like, why it’s important, and how the Liveable Neighbourhood programme can create it.
More information is also available on our campaign page.