Sustrans Welcomes Boris Johnson's Vision For Cycling
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:48
- Posted by Vicki Mitchem
Responding to this morning's publication of the Mayor of London's Vision for Cycling, Sustrans London Director German Dector-Vega said:
"It's great to see cycling being championed by politicians like Boris Johnson, particularly as fuel prices rise and we struggle to find opportunities to live healthy lives.
"The London experience shows that real progress can be made through committed political leadership that listens to the voice of cyclists and creates a long-term vision for cycling.
"The Mayor's latest plans include a raft of ideas that will help cycling become a genuine choice for getting around, particularly new riders and those in outer London.
"As ever, the devil will be in the detail and Sustrans looks forward to working with the Mayor, local authorities, Transport for London and cyclists themselves to ensure we grasp every opportunity to make our roads safer, our cycle network better and, crucially, train and inspire more Londoners get on their bikes."
Sustrans own vision for cycling in the capital, Connect London, was published in January and contains many of the elements laid out in the Mayor's new plans, such as an extensive network of quieter roads.