SOUTHWARK’S CYCLING NETWORK STRATEGY WINS AWARD / ‘CYCLE SECURE’ WEEK SEES MORE THAN 3,000 BIKES REGISTERED
SOUTHWARK’S CYCLING NETWORK STRATEGY WINS AWARD
Southwark have won first prize at the first ever Cycling Planning Awards, winning the prize for best cycling network strategy.
Winners were announced at an event organised by the Active Travel Network and Local Transport Today. The award aims to acknowledge and reward local authorities who have excelled in design and delivery.
“Southwark’s cycling strategy maps out a five year delivery plan, with a commitment to invest over £30m in cycling” said a council spokesperson. “The overall aim is to improve cycling experiences and increase the number of people choosing to cycle in the borough.”
Southwark’s cabinet member for environment and public realm Cllr Darren Merrill said: “We have a clear vision for cycling in our borough and this strategy is central to delivering that vision. “We are committed to increasing levels of cycling in Southwark whilst making it safer for everyone.
“I’m delighted that we have been recognised at the first Cycle Planning Awards for our cycling strategy.”
Southwark’s cycling vision:
“In Southwark, cycling will be for the many, not the few – the natural choice for getting from A to B. “Whatever your needs, you will find an attractive route and one that does not involve sharing the road with large vehicles or fast moving traffic.
“We will increase the number of people who cycle, cycle trips and reduce the number of cyclist casualties. “The improvements we will deliver for cycling will make Southwark a better place for all of us.” (Source: Southwark council press release)
‘CYCLE SECURE’ WEEK SEES MOE THAN 3,000 BIKES REGISTERED
Over 3,000 bicycles were registered across London during a week of cycle security action by Transport for London (TfL), BikeRegister, the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and the British Transport Police.
Cycle Secure Week, which ran from 7-13 September, aimed to increase the number of bicycles marked and registered in London. The week also raised awareness of the free bike registering events that take place across the Capital throughout the year. During this week of action, 3,205 bicycles were registered for free by BikeRegister and the TfL part-funded policing teams.
The events also offered cyclists free security advice on how to keep their bike safe from thieves, the best locks to use when securing a bike and how best to lock bikes to a cycle stand.
For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/cycling-in-london/avoid-theft (Source: TfL press release.)