That was the message Lambeth Cyclists sent out to the people of Lambeth during Travelwise week – a week of events leading up to car free day on 22 September, coordinated by Transport for London, with the aim of promoting sustainable forms of transport and encouraging people to think about their transport choices.
We took part in the big cycle to work event of the Thursday of Travelwise Week cycling from Brixton to Victoria and Covent Garden where we joined with other cyclists for breakfast (paid for by TfL!).
On Friday night we held a stall in Brixton Town centre in association with Brixton Forum to promote safe travel at night providing information on night buses, safe travel and of course safe cycling. In a move well timed for cyclists, as the nights are beginning, Brixton Cycles were giving away bike lights, reflective jackets and best of all a competition to win a bike as well as offering discounts on products in store. We also used the event to gain feedback from Lambeth residents, including cyclists and pedestrians, on particular areas or streets where they don’t feel safe travelling at night, the results will be passed on to Lambeth Borough Council by the Brixton Area Forum and hopefully we will see improvements before long.
If you missed this event, but would like to provide your views on areas that need improvement please contact Brixton Area Forum: Brixton@Lambeth.gov.uk / tel 020 7926 1077. The competition was drawn at the September Lambeth Cyclists meeting just as this newsletter went to press – full details in the next newsletter.
Many thanks to everyone from Lambeth Cyclists who helped on the night, and especially staff at Brixton Cycles and members of Brixton Area Forum.