Do you cycle in Westminster?
Westminster City Council has today launched a public consultation on its draft Westminster Cycling Strategy, and are seeking your views. If you cycle in Westminster, please share your views on how the council can help make the roads safer for cyclists and all other road users. Councillor Edward Argar, Cabinet Member for City Management, Transport and the Environment has issued the letter below, which includes how you can share your views.
Share your views on cycling in Westminster
The growing popularity of cycling, particularly in London, but also across the country, is clear to everyone. As more and more people choose to cycle for work or leisure it is right that we do what we can to make it safer and even more attractive as a way of getting around. Westminster has a strong track record of delivering improvements for cyclists over the past few years, but we can and should do more as a city to support cycling.
Doing this in a complex city like Westminster, with the physical constraints posed by many narrow streets, and our responsibility to keep the city moving and balance the needs of all road users is no easy task. We need to further improve things for cyclists without making it harder for other road users to get around the city or causing unacceptable increases in congestion. We support and share the Mayor of London’s vision and ambition for cycling and are determined to play our part in making that a reality on our city’s streets. Getting the balance between the needs of all road users right and making those changes will take time, but the proposals set out within this ambitious yet realistic and practical strategy we have the building blocks that will help make Westminster a national leader in cycling provision.
You can view the strategy documents online at www.westminster.gov.uk/cyclingstrategy and then tell us what you think by completing the online questionnaire. Hard copies of these documents will be made available in Westminster libraries and paper versions of the questionnaire will also be available in our leisure centres.
Questionnaires should be completed by no later than Monday 20 January 2014, when the consultation will close.
If you have queries about the consultation or would like to receive a copy of the consultation documents in an alternative format please reply to this email address.
What happens next?
All comments received will be carefully considered and a revised final strategy will be made available on the website in early 2014. The council will then commence delivery of the measures contained within this agreed strategy.
We look forward to receiving your views.
Cllr Edward Argar
Cabinet Member for City Management, Transport and the Environment