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Healthy Streets News, April 2024

In this issue (scroll down for full details)

  • Watch the Future of London Transport Hustings recording
  • Come join other campaigners for our monthly networking event: Thurs 25th April
  • Get the message out that #LondonLovesCycling for the Mayoral election campaign
  • Read about Possible’s ideas for the future of Hammersmith Bridge
  • What are coalition partners asking from London mayoral candidates?

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Future of London Transport Hustings Livestream

Clean Cities and Possible hosted The Future of London Transport mayoral hustings on Wednesday 17th April with three candidate representatives (Conservative’s Andrew Boff representing Susan Hall, Liberal Democrat’s Chris Maines representing Rob Blackie and Labour’s Mete Coban representing Sadiq Khan) and the Green Party candidate, Zoë Garbett.

Watch a recording of the hustings or read the tweet thread written live by Possible co-director Leo Murray.

View the list of all Mayor of London candidates for the 2024 elections.

Next FREE networking event for London Healthy Streets groups:

Thursday 25 April

1-1:45pm lunchtime webinar

 

Our London Healthy Streets Local Groups Network is now 300 strong.

Join our webinar, meet other campaigners facing similar issues, ask questions and get help on campaign strategy & effective campaigning.

Sign up here.

London Cycling Campaigns Mayoral election campaign

London Cycling Campaign’s Mayoral election campaign is underway, launching a few weeks ago with this wonderful video. Hundreds of people have already told the mayoral candidates and shared on social media why they love cycling! Share why you love cycling in London on your favourite social media platform and tag it #LondonLovesCycling and they’ll share it on their social feed at LondonLovesCycling.org. Then tell the candidates why you love cycling by taking their quick action.

LCC will also be organising a series of rides on the weekend of the 27th/28th in celebration of cycling. Rides will be all over London, find one in your area.

Update on Hammersmith Bridge from Possible

Report

It was the fifth anniversary of Hammersmith Bridge being closed to motor traffic, and we finally published our mammoth report on how it could become a permanent car-free crossing.

Press I

We had a double dip on Hammersmith Bridge this week, with the government announcing a £3m investment in a permanent cycle lane for the bridge. We got a quote in Forbes and a few other bits of sector press.

Press II

We also got some hits on the day of the anniversary itself, most notably in print in the Evening Standard. This was our second print hit of the week, and our third in two weeks!

Leo Murray, co-director of Possible, also appeared on LBC.

Social

A bevvy of Hammersmith Bridge content including some beautiful photos on the sunny anniversary and a brilliant video of Leo coming at you on a bike which has been posted in collaboration with Jeremy Vine.

Plus, visit the website.

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