October 20, 2020
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  • 3:47 pm Annual General Meeting 2020
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As we continue to campaign for the repurposing of road space to ensure safe distancing, we need your help to point to Brent Council where this is urgently needed.

On Saturday 9 May, Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced the first stage of a £2bn package to support active travel, which will be “at the heart of the government’s transport policy”. The first £250m will be spent on a series of emergency interventions to make cycling and walking safer – including pop-up bicycle lanes, wider pavements and car-free streets.

We explained why these measures are urgently needed in our Shared Future: post Covid19 local transport post. The Council has now indicated that they were:

currently developing plans, initially short term measures to address immediate issues that need to be resolved focusing initially on our town centres. We are also developing a strategic approach to introducing further short term, medium and longer term measures as part of a Covid – 19 transport recovery plan. We will certainly be looking at how areas should be prioritised taking into consideration, safety and public health issues along with air quality targeting those areas most affected

So let’s make sure the Council knows where to look. You can see the suggestions already made on the map below. Add yours, or upvote ideas already there.

Examples of interventions expected to be implemented as mandated by the Department for Transport and Transport for London. These examples already happening elsewhere in London.

Type of intervention

 

 

 

Sylvia Gauthereau

Sylvia is the current Brent Cycling Campaign Coordinator. She is a Cricklewood resident and a cargobike mum of two.

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  2. Raj Patel Posted on June 20, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    My fear is that Brent will only provide Cycle Hangers to support expected increase in cycle use when roads are widened.
    What we need in addition is more Cycle Hanger to support existing cycle users. Once the current momentum of cycling measures due to Covid-19 is lost, so will the will power to take on permanent cycling measures.

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    1. Sylvia Posted on June 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you for your comment Raj. Locations for cycle hangars are decided upon demand. So both existing and expected users should be covered. If you want to suggest a location, you can do so on this website or get in contact with the officer who is leading on this. More information about this in this post

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