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Caroline supports campaign for Dutch-style cycling revolution

Caroline joined an estimated 10,000 cyclists in the Big Ride in central London in support of the 'Going Dutch' campaign organised by the London Cycling Campaign.

The massive crowd, representing every age and background, braved at-times atrocious weather to be part of the UK’s largest-ever bike ride supporting safer streets for cycling. Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick and Simon Hughes MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats also took part, reinforcing the strong support of the Liberal Democrats to safer streets for Londoners.

Caroline was one of the first politicians to formally endorse the campaign and over the last four years has repeatedly raised issues relating to cycle safety in her work on the London Assembly.

You can read more about the London Cycling Campaign Go Dutch campaign, and sign the petition, at the LCC's website.

Out and about in Islington

Caroline joined Assembly Candidate Bridget Fox and local Lib Dem Councillors Terry Stacy, Tracy Ismail, David Wilson and other Lib Dem campaigners out and about in Islington.

“We had a fantastic reception on the doors, even though we got soaked through” commented Caroline

Out and about in Camden

Caroline joined Assembly Candidate Chris Richards, Camden Lib Dem Councillors and activists, and Brian Paddick in Camden for some campaigning on Saturday.

The team were joined by a large group of Dutch colleagues over to help!

Out and about in Greenwich

Caroline was joined by local Assembly Candidate John Russell, Lib Dem leader in Lewisham Cllr Chris Maines and Greenwich Lib Dem campaigner Chris Smith out and about in Greenwich on Friday afternoon, knocking on doors and talking to local people. The team got a great response and ended the day with a wonderful ice cream at Black Vanilla in Blackheath!

Out and about in Lewisham

Caroline was joined by local Assembly Candidate John Russell, Lib Dem leader in Lewisham Cllr Chris Maines, Cllr Julia Fletcher and other campaigners talking to local residents in Lewisham on Friday, including members of one of Lewisham’s mosques.

Campaigning in Harold Wood

Caroline led a team of Assembly candidates including Merlene Emerson and Nick Russell out to Havering on Thursday to campaign with local members Jonathan Cole, Pamela Cole and Ian Sanderson.

The team looked at problems with the A12 junction with Gubbins Lane and Gooshays Drive before door knocking in the area.

Meeting voters in Surbiton

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Assembly Candidate Emily Davey, local councillors and campaigners Ash, Neil Houston and Frances Moseley out and about in Surbiton on Tuesday talking to local residents about the London elections.

"We received a fantastic response in the high street to our campaign for fairer fares and improved policing in London" said Caroline.

Campaigning in Sutton

Caroline spent Saturday 21st April out and about in Sutton with London Assembly Candidate Abigail Lock, Paul Burstow MP, Tom Brake MP and Cllr Ruth Dombey.

“We had a great day talking to shoppers in Worcester Park and out knocking on doors of local residents across Sutton” commented Caroline

Campaigning in Bromley

Caroline joined local Assembly and Bromley Town by-election candidate Sam Webber out and about in Bromley on Monday.

The team knocked on doors and talked to local people about their concerns in the area including policing, licensing and anti-social behaviour.

Campaigning in Haringey

Caroline joined local Lib Dem Councillors and Assembly Candidate Dawn Barnes out knocking on doors in Stroud Green ward on Thursday followed by carrying out a bus survey about the W3 bus at Finsbury Park.

The route is officially the most complained about in London, with TfL receiving over fifty complaints from passengers in a four week period last autumn. Liberal Democrats held their own survey session at Finsbury Park bus station to find out why the bus route attracts so much criticism.

Caroline Pidgeon was joined by Haringey London Assembly candidate Dawn Barnes, Liberal Democrat leader on Haringey Council, Richard Wilson, and a number of other Lib Dem members. The survey asked whether there were enough buses at rush hour, whether there were enough buses at the weekends and if there were problems with the countdown displays.

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