If you work, live, visit or pass through the City of London you have until Tuesday 3rd April to fill in the City Streets Survey. Remember to be bold in asking for a major reallocation of road space to pedestrians and cyclists, and closing many roads to through-traffic. Continue reading “City of London streets: what do you think?”
Prospective mayoral candidates will answer questions about transport, walking and cycling at the Better Hackney Hustings at Pembury Community Centre, Dalston Lane at 7pm on 26th March.
The event, organised by Hackney Living Streets and Hackney Cycling Campaign, will be chaired by Dr Rachel Aldred, reader in transport, University of Westminster.
This is a public meeting open to everyone. If you want to submit a question contact email@example.com.
Hackney Living Streets has also produced a walking manifesto that sets out its vision and demands for a cleaner, greener, happier, healthier Hackney. This has been sent to all party leaders in the local election campaigns.
More than 22,000 people and organisations responded to Transport for London’s consultation on the transformation of Oxford Street. Almost half supported plans in full; 16% supported proposals but with concerns; and 33% did not support plans.
An additional 7,062 people wrote in supporting the proposals as part of a Living Streets campaign.
Not everyone agrees that walking, cycling or public transport are the best way to get around London. Here we tackle some common myths and misconceptions about streets, traffic and public space that are preventing people looking beyond the automobile to see a more democratic, open and liveable version of urban life.
Click on the myths below and comment in order to contribute to the discussion. Let us know about more myths that need debunking.
- Streets were designed for cars and movement. They are not places to enjoy.
- I don’t have time to walk or use public transport.
- Public transport is for losers.
- Cutting traffic is bad for business.
- Cutting space for cars will increase congestion and pollution.
- Walking is fine in Inner London, but people need to drive further out.
- Cycling safety deserves greater focus than pedestrian safety.
- This isn’t Amsterdam. London is different.
- Improvements for walkers and cyclists only help the middle classes.
Author: Emma Griffin, Hackney resident, writer and London Living Streets campaigner intricateminglings.com