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Healthy Streets News, May 2024

In this issue (scroll down for full details)

  • Add your local neighbourhood to the School Run Cruncher tool
  • Good news as another borough goes 20mph
  • Save the date: Brockwell Park Bikes & Biscuits event – 24/05/24
  • London Cycling Campaign’s mayoral election London Loves Cycling wrap up
  • If you own an electric vehicle and live in a flat, please complete T&E’s survey

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Do traffic jams disappear during the school holidays in your area?

Possible have teamed up with the campaign group Solve the School Run on a project to work out exactly how much of the congestion on local roads during the morning rush hour is down to school run traffic – and they need your help.

The School Run Cruncher tool is now open for submissions, so you can add locations and the tool uses data from Google Maps to put numbers on exactly how big the difference in local congestion levels is between term times and school holidays.

More details and a link to the data capture form in this blogpost

New 20mph borough

Kingston-upon-Thames has now implemented its promised default 20mph speed limit (roads in blue in the image are 20mph). This means that 21 out of London’s 33 boroughs have a 20mph default speed limit.

Brockwell Park Bikes & Biscuits event celebrating the Rosendale cycle lane

On Friday 24 May, Solve The School Run grassroots campaign is celebrating a new local bike lane and asking for more! Three different schools will converge on the bike lane and end up at Brockwell Park for biscuits and bike chat at 4pm. It will also be a cargo bike friendly event, and parents will be encouraged to talk to each other about their bikes.

 

Bike and biscuits Solve the School Run

Date: 24.05.2024
Time: meet at 15:30
Start: London Rosendale Primary School, Rosendale Road, SE21 8LR.
Go to: Brockwell Park.

For more details contact: hello@solvetheschoolrun.org.

LCC’s London Loves Cycling wrap up

The London 2024 Mayoral election is over with Sadiq Khan winning a third term as Mayor, and stating his commitment to build “a fairer, safer, greener city”.

So what did the London Loves Cycling campaign achieve?

Do you own an electric vehicle?

Transport & Environment (T&E) is currently conducting a study on the installation of the private charging points in residential multi-dwelling buildings. The aim of this study is to assess the average time it takes to install a private charging point in existing multi-dwelling buildings in the EU27+UK, and to identify the barriers and enablers to such a procedure. They’re keen to understand experiences so that they can push for better access to EV charge points for people who need access to a car.

The survey will remain open until 15 May.

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