May 28, 2020
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  • 12:24 pm Forty Lane/Blackbird Hill Proposed Road Safety Improvements

Space for Cycling is a campaign being coordinated across the whole of London by London Cycling Campaign, for the 2014 local elections (and there is also a national Space for Cycling Campaign being coordinated by CTC).

You can find all our Space for Cycling updates from Brent here.

For the campaign, London cyclists have identified “ward asks”: one demand for each ward in the capital to make it better for cycling, to put to the election candidates in that ward and try to gain their support. These are all related to the following campaign themes:

  1. Protected space on main roads
  2. No through-motor-traffic zones
  3. 20mph speed limits*
  4. Safer cycle routes to schools
  5. Liveable high streets
  6. More parkland routes

The Space for Cycling site has been set up to allow anyone to send messages to their council candidates to ask them to support the “ask” for their ward. Input your postcode into the site and it will generate a customizable message about your local ask that will be sent to all the candidates for your ward for whom we have details.

You can read about our ask for each ward in Brent, with pictures and videos showing the location, where we describe the problem in each case and explain our proposed solution.

*We’re not making any ward asks on the theme of 20mph speed limits, because we think this should be the universal speed limit for the whole borough (except for a very small number of major roads), not confined to small pockets.

Brent Cycling Campaign

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Neil Posted on May 14, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I think there should be cycle lanes on outside of pavements like in some European countries. Or have one side of the road cyclists on pavements and other side pedestrians for side roads, residential streets.

    I think main roads with shops pedestrians need to use both sides so you could try one-way systems cycle lanes protected by bollards like now in Park Lane near Marble Arch, and lanes for vehicles.

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  2. Ellen Regan Posted on May 15, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    There needs to be far more bike storage facilities. I live in a top floor flat on High St Harlesden and have nowhere to keep my bike. All Cyclehoop’s (of which there aren’t many at all) are full and I’ve been on the waiting lists for a while.
    It’s all well and good getting funding for cycle paths in Brent if nobody has a bike because there is no storage.

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    1. Brent Cycling Campaign Posted on May 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Brent Council recently consulted on 25 new on-street bike Hangars, we hope to see lots of them in place soon, though works may have been delayed due to lock down. https://www.brentcyclists.org.uk/2020/02/15/bike-hangars-february-2020/

      You can also request one directly. If you know of any neighbours who would also like one ask them to request one to show there is high demand. https://www.brentcyclists.org.uk/2019/06/19/cycle-storage/

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