Do you want people to stop driving their cars?March 9, 2020 0 COMMENTS
We want Londoners to think about the journeys they are making, and consider whether they could walk, cycle or use public transport for some trips. For example, two-thirds of car trips in London could be walked or cycled in under 20 minutes. It’s also worth remembering that 50% of households in Brent do not own a car. And yet, the vast majority of road space is catered towards those who do. This has a detrimental impact on everybody’s health and wellbeing.
The Mayor’s Transport Strategy has committed to prioritising walking, cycling and public transport over private car use. A shift away from the car can help address many of London’s health problems by increasing physical activity, improving air quality, and helping to reduce road danger. It will also help limit the city’s contribution to climate change and help to create more attractive local environments. It will reconnect communities by creating places where people are prioritised over cars and revitalise local high streets by creating more attractive urban centres for businesses and their employees.
Sylvia is the current Brent Cycling Campaign Coordinator. She is a Cricklewood resident and a cargobike mum of two.