september 2020 newsletter

The Sands End Low Traffic Neighbourhood continues to draw controversy with many residents from the streets on the opposite side of Wandsworth Bridge Road complaining that it is responsible for increased traffic in their streets and calling for it to be abandoned so traffic can “flow”.

Greg Hands MP and Tony Devenish GLA Member have again taken to campaigning with the local Conservatives, claiming it is a failure and should be scrapped. They are whipping up public opinion in direct opposition to their own party and government’s position on Active Travel.

Please click here to write in to support Low Traffic Neighbourhoods 

See a letter signed by ourselves among 134 organisations supporting Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

LCC guidance on supporting LTNs https://www.lcc.org.uk/pages/beat-the-bikelash

Petition from the climate charity Possible to get SUV adverts banned as harmful to the climate, please sign! https://e-activist.com/page/66459/petition/1

SCHOOL STREETS

As schools reopen the council has announced measures to enable safer journeys to school and advises us they are working on School Streets around 13 local schools. School Streets restrict traffic from the immediate vicinity of schools, making them safer for children to get to and discouraging car parking and trips. It is hoped they will encourage active journeys to schools and are widely supported by children and many parents.

BIKE RIDES

Our next monthly Leisurely Ride is on Sunday 20 September 2020, 10am from Pekoe Mellow Tea House, 22 Aldensley Rd, Hammersmith W6 0DH.

We will have a pick up from outside the Empress Building, Lillie Road, Fulham SW6 1TR. It is next to Pedal Back Cafe, 22 Lillie Road.

We have had some success with shorter easy rides for families, elders and the less confident. These have been on Sundays at 10am starting from the Empress Building. If you would like to join one of these rides please notify us via the WhatsApp group.

Palace to Palace 2020

The physical event has been cancelled for this year but you are encouraged to take part in the virtual event, a DIY version.

WORLD’S BIGGEST BIKE RIDE 12 SEPTEMBER 2020

Cycling UK is giving everyone a great reason to get out on their bikes, show support for a new era of transport and remind us all how awesome cycling is.

When we look around the globe at the effect of the pandemic, the world is experiencing the biggest bike ride in years: many people who haven’t cycled before, or for many years, are enjoying getting in the saddle.

By joining the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on Saturday 12 September, together we can get behind this exciting step change for cycling and realise the benefits for our health and for the future.

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