On April 26, 2021

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This month Healthy Rides are back and we’re getting involved in LCC’s Climate Safe Streets mayoral election campaign. Read on to find out about three other quick ways you can get involved to help bring about a Southwark where a child and their grandparent can cycle to any Southwark destination, easily and safely.

Climate Safe Streets

We are supporting LCC’s Climate Safe Streets mayoral election campaign by asking London Assembly Member candidates to commit to decarbonising London’s roads by 2030. If you’d like to get involved, email us at Southwark@lcc.org.uk. You can also email the Mayoral candidates directly in less than five minutes by signing LCC’s template.

We are calling on the candidates to:

  • Massively extend the high-quality cycling network, and fast
  • Give every Londoner access to dockless e-bikes and electric car clubs
  • Create a fairer, simpler “smart road user charging” system.

Healthy Rides are back!

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, we have relaunched our weekly Healthy Rides. These easy paced rides start every Saturday morning from different locations in Southwark. Rides are currently run in groups of 6 to abide by Covid-19 requirements. If you’d like to be notified of new rides when they’re posted, sign up to receive updates or check out our facebook group.

Three other quick ways to get involved

1. Tell us about a Quick Fix in Southwark

Do you know of a street that needs a small change to make it better for cycling? This could be a maintenance issue, the need for a dropped kerb, or perhaps a small change to make cycle routes more accessible. Fill out our quick fix form and we will share your quick fixes with Southwark Council. We’ll be sending these to the Council at the end of the month.

2. Join us for the next Better Streets Talks with Pedal Me

This month’s Better Streets Talk is with Ben Knowles, CEO and founder of Pedal Me, an e-cargo bike logistics and pedicab company in London. Register and share your questions here.

3. Let Southwark know where it should invest in secure cycle parking

Southwark Council has just launched a Commonplace map to find out where demand for secure cycle parking is. You simply select where you’d like a cycle hangar on the map. And if you would like the council to allow for adaptive and cargo cycles, let them know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and happy cycling,