Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor’s response to her questions about his plans to implement the three key policies of the London Cycling Campaign’s Love London, Go Dutch campaign, said:
“The Mayor might have signed up to the London Cycling Campaign Love London, Go Dutch campaign but there is a huge gap between his pledge and actual delivery on the ground.
“Before the election he promised that 500 junctions across London will be reviewed by Transport for London to ensure they are safe for cyclists to use. To date that review has only looked at just 39.
“The Mayor’s claim to support the Go Dutch campaign also looks hollow when he still stands by the claim that junctions such as the Elephant and Castle are perfectly negotiable for cycling.”
“It is also bitterly disappointing that the Mayor is unwilling to provide a monthly update on how he is progressing on making London’s roads safer and more attractive for cycling. I will ask him every month to provide this update.
“All the evidence clearly points to a very poor start by the Mayor in fulfilling the pledges he made to London cyclists during the election campaign.”