Friday 16 May 2014

London Green MEP urges support for tomorrow's 'Space for Cycling Big Ride'

London Green MEP Jean Lambert has urged cyclists to support candidates who have pledged improvements to London's cycling infrastructure in this week's council elections.

Speaking ahead of  Satuurday's  'Space for Cycling Big Ride' , she said:

A sustainable transport policy means more facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.

We know that if more people get around the city by bike or on foot it's better for everyone – both in terms of improving London's appalling air quality, and the direct health benefits enjoyed by the people concerned.

I am proud that all the Green Party candidates asked by the London Cycling Campaign support local measures to make cycling safer and easier in their boroughs – and I hope all the suggested measures can be put in place soon.

Meanwhile, I hope many thousands of Londoners get out and support tomorrow's event, which takes place between 11 and 2pm tomorrow across the capital.

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