Caroline Pidgeon AM joined thousands of other Londoners in a mass cycle ride on Saturday 17th May in support of the Space for Cycling Campaign organised by the London Cycling Campaign in the run up to the London borough elections.
Joining parents, children and keen cyclists of all ages, Caroline cycled from Park Lane through through Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and finishing at Blackfriars Embankment.
At the end of the mass cycle ride Caroline addressed a rally where she set out how important it was that action was taken to improve the safety of roads in every London borough, for both cyclists and pedestrians.
Speaking at the rally Caroline initially set out how the Mayor and Transport for London still had much to do, especially in improving key junctions in London. She also specifically highlighted the Mayor’s poor record of consistently not spending the allocated budget for investment in cycling over a number of years.
However Caroline also stressed that with 95% of London's road network being the responsibility of London boroughs that real change had to also take place in literally every town hall across London so as to ensure cycling was finally safe and appealing to Londoners of all ages.
Caroline also highlighted how, after the London borough elections were over, issues facing cyclists could also rise up the agenda in town halls across London, including through the use of borough cycling summits initially adopted by Southwark Liberal Democrats.