October 25, 2020
  • 5:51 pm Extraordinary Council Meeting – Friday 16 October 2020
  • 12:09 pm Brent Cycle Buddies scheme
  • 3:47 pm Annual General Meeting 2020
  • 2:11 pm Gear Change: New walking and cycling government guidance
  • 5:18 pm Electric Vehicle Charging Points (TO-27-004)

By far the biggest reason why more Londoners don’t cycle is fear of traffic: 46% of Londoners are put off cycling by a fear of collisions, and 25% are discouraged because of poor road conditions. Traffic and road danger also puts Londoners off from walking: 21% of Londoners say that too much traffic is a barrier to walking, and 14% per cent say traffic travelling too fast is what stops them walking more.

TfL and the Mayor are therefore investing in Brent’s street environment to make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle to work, school, or the local town centres and amenities. By providing the infrastructure to make cycling and walking trips safer and more attractive, and to reduce intimidation caused by traffic, we can enable a large number of trips to switch to active travel. Our investment in cycle lanes has been effective in growing cycling, for example cycling levels have increased by 52 per cent on the A105 Green Lanes in Enfield (2016-2018). Cycleways have become an important part of London’s transport network but there is much more we can do to make London a more active city for all.

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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