Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake organises Sutton's first cycling summit

Sutton Guardian: Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake with GLA member Caroline Pidgeon Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake with GLA member Caroline Pidgeon

A first-of-its-kind summit will be held to find out what can be done to improve safety and facilities for cyclists in the area.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is holding the summit later this month in a bid to bring people together and find out what they think should be done to improve conditions for cyclists.

Those who attend will be able to find out what is being done and put forward their ideas. Among those attending the meeting will be Charles Martin, borough coordinator for the London Cycling Campaign, and Liberal Democrat Greater London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon.

Mr Brake, a keen cyclist himself, said: "Cycling is a healthy, cheap and environmentally-friendly form of transport.

"This is why, as a local MP, I’ve campaigned for many years for improved facilities for cyclists in Carshalton and Wallington.

"While I would like to see more local residents swapping the bus, car or train for a bike, I recognise that concerns over road safety is often what puts people off cycling. No one should feel that they are taking their life into their hands every time they get on a bike."

The event will take place at the Trinity Centre in Maldon Road, Wallington, from 6.30pm to 9pm on Wednesday, January 22.

 

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1:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Giles C says...

Its the Lib Dems aspiration to ban private cars....Cmon Tom why dont you be true to us all and say it...
Its the Lib Dems aspiration to ban private cars....Cmon Tom why dont you be true to us all and say it... Giles C

7:18pm Fri 10 Jan 14

MakeThisWorldABetterPlace says...

Very good initiative from this MP.

More people walking and cycling for short journeys = less pollution, less congestion, less noise, less CO2, safer streets, more liveable, friendly neighbourhoods, and a healthier population.

London has terrible levels of air pollution and congestion.

It is estimated that for every £1 invested in cycling, the NHS saves £4.
Every mile cycled brings a net value to society of 25p, according to research by the city of Copenhagen.

We need to provide a safe space for cycling in London, to make cycling accessible for everyone and a mainstream transport mode.

Currently road conditions are too hostile.
Very good initiative from this MP. More people walking and cycling for short journeys = less pollution, less congestion, less noise, less CO2, safer streets, more liveable, friendly neighbourhoods, and a healthier population. London has terrible levels of air pollution and congestion. It is estimated that for every £1 invested in cycling, the NHS saves £4. Every mile cycled brings a net value to society of 25p, according to research by the city of Copenhagen. We need to provide a safe space for cycling in London, to make cycling accessible for everyone and a mainstream transport mode. Currently road conditions are too hostile. MakeThisWorldABetterPlace

9:37pm Fri 10 Jan 14

charlesmcg says...

If I feel that I am safe, then I will get my bike out and leave the car at home. Simple. Walking and cycling are key ways to keep fit.
If I feel that I am safe, then I will get my bike out and leave the car at home. Simple. Walking and cycling are key ways to keep fit. charlesmcg

11:37pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Giles C says...

MakeThisWorldABetter
Place
wrote:
Very good initiative from this MP.

More people walking and cycling for short journeys = less pollution, less congestion, less noise, less CO2, safer streets, more liveable, friendly neighbourhoods, and a healthier population.

London has terrible levels of air pollution and congestion.

It is estimated that for every £1 invested in cycling, the NHS saves £4.
Every mile cycled brings a net value to society of 25p, according to research by the city of Copenhagen.

We need to provide a safe space for cycling in London, to make cycling accessible for everyone and a mainstream transport mode.

Currently road conditions are too hostile.
C'mon all you Lib Dems be honest with us and tell us you want to hurt the private motorist as much as possible...
[quote][p][bold]MakeThisWorldABetter Place[/bold] wrote: Very good initiative from this MP. More people walking and cycling for short journeys = less pollution, less congestion, less noise, less CO2, safer streets, more liveable, friendly neighbourhoods, and a healthier population. London has terrible levels of air pollution and congestion. It is estimated that for every £1 invested in cycling, the NHS saves £4. Every mile cycled brings a net value to society of 25p, according to research by the city of Copenhagen. We need to provide a safe space for cycling in London, to make cycling accessible for everyone and a mainstream transport mode. Currently road conditions are too hostile.[/p][/quote]C'mon all you Lib Dems be honest with us and tell us you want to hurt the private motorist as much as possible... Giles C

11:13am Mon 13 Jan 14

Niki R says...

Meanwhile he's going to back Clause 118 which could see our hospital services closed without consultation- so much for his 'fight' to Save St Helier.
Meanwhile he's going to back Clause 118 which could see our hospital services closed without consultation- so much for his 'fight' to Save St Helier. Niki R

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