How can we make Brixton more cycle friendly? Public meeting 1 April 2014

How can Brixton and the surrounding areas be transformed into places where adults and children feel safe and comfortable cycling around?

Come to the PUBLIC MEETING arranged by Lambeth Cyclists on Tuesday 1 April 2014 7.00pm at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA 

Brixton is very much the political centre of Lambeth with the town hall and council offices located around the town centre. Brixton is also an important retail and entertainments centre with good transport links bringing people in from across London and further afield. But away from the main streets Brixton is largely a residential area.

Greater Brixton, incorporating surrounding areas including Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill, has one of the lowest levels of car ownership in the UK but the area is dominated by motor traffic with the A23 Brixton Road a key strategic London route and roads such as Acre Lane and Coldharbour Lane acting as important cross-London links.

Brixton cycle rack (photo Cyclehoop)

We know that cycling provides astonishing health benefits; doesn’t pollute; helps fight climate change; is cheap; and could provide a quick and independent form of travel around the central London area for adults of all ages as well as children.

Although improved over the past 10 years many Brixton roads remain intimidating; not just to children but also to many people who would cycle if it were made pleasant to do so.

What changes need to be made for Brixton to become a place where people of all ages cycle without fear to friends, to shops, to school, or to work? How can we make Space for Cycling?

How long will it take for changes to take place and what obstacles need to be overcome? Are our schools, our doctors, our politicians, our businesses, our transport professionals, our police and our residents doing all they can to make this area fantastic for cycling?

How can we retain the benefits that motor vehicles provide in moving large numbers of people and heavy goods, while also being unconcerned about our children travelling by bike?

This is the fourth in a series of five monthly meetings around Lambeth providing a chance to meet Lambeth Cyclists, the borough group of the London Cycling Campaign, and discuss the neighbourhood changes needed to make cycling the easy and obvious choice for local journeys.

If you live in, work in, or travel through Brixton Hill, Coldharbour, Ferndale, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill wards, then please come along.

PUBLIC MEETING arranged by Lambeth Cyclists 

Tuesday 1 April 2014 7.00pm at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA 

Everyone welcome – please tell others

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