Project information

Fighting Fund for Cycling

We're fighting to make London a world-class cycling city. Help make sure London's Mayor keeps his Sign For Cycling promises. Contribute to our 'fighting fund' today - your donation will help get more Londoners onto bikes; and make London a healthier, happier, more sustainable place for everyone.

January 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: London Cycling Campaign

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  • Need

    Need

    We want to get more people in London Cycling. We believe the city will be a happier, healthier, more sustainable place if more journeys are made by bike. This will help to solve some of the biggest problems facing London today:

    - Congestion on a road network that cannot be expanded.
    - Air pollution that contributes the premature deaths of more than 9,500 Londoners a year.
    - Some of the highest child obesity rates in Europe.
    - Too many cyclists and pedestrians killed by dangerous lorries.

    Solution

    An LCC fighting fund will help ensure London's Mayor keeps his Sign for Cycling promises:

    - Safe space for cycling on main roads and at junctions
    - A cycle friendly town centre in every borough
    - An end lorry danger with smarter, safer lorries

    It will support LCC to persuade elected representatives to protect cycling budgets and provide for cycling. And enable us to work with businesses, councils, community groups and public authorities to ensure high quality provision for cycling.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Trebling of protected cycle lanes in London

    Activities

    » Persuading London government to increase resources for cycling and to improve its quality of provision.
    » Engaging with London’s councils, public authorities and the business sector to build cycling into their business priorities and support delivery.
    » Working with transport, development, architecture, regeneration and environmental organisations to link cycling with environmental & social goals.
    » Supporting community groups and our local groups in advocacy, networking, policy analysis, and engaging the media.

    At the end of the current mayoral term we be able to measure the number of miles of new, European standard protected cycles lanes that have been built in London.


    Aim 2

    A 'Mini-Holland' cycle friendly town centre in every borough

    Activities

    » Persuading London government to increase resources for cycling and to improve its quality of provision.
    » Engaging with London’s councils, public authorities and the business sector to build cycling into their business priorities and support delivery.
    » Working with transport, development, architecture, regeneration and environmental organisations to link cycling with environmental & social goals.
    » Supporting community groups and our local groups in advocacy, networking, policy analysis, and engaging the media.

    At the end of current mayoral term we will know how many London boroughs have applied for and received mini-Holland funding.


    Aim 3

    To make 'Direct Vision' lorries the norm on London's streets.

    Activities

    » Persuading London government to increase resources for cycling and to improve its quality of provision.
    » Engaging with London’s councils, public authorities and the business sector to build cycling into their business priorities and support delivery.
    » Working with transport, development, architecture, regeneration and environmental organisations to link cycling with environmental & social goals.
    » Supporting community groups and our local groups in advocacy, networking, policy analysis, and engaging the media.

    At the end of current mayoral term we will know whether public procurement policy regarding direct vision lorries has been adopted.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will result in people who want to cycle, but currently don't because of safety concerns, and fear of perceived danger, taking up cycling.

    We will know that greater numbers of people have taken up cycling, and whether cycling has an increase in modal share in London, by analysis and reporting carried out by TfL annually.

    Risk

    There is a risk that funding and provision for cycling will be cut and / or reduced. Or that it will be diverted to other areas.

    A large part of this project's focus is to ensure that this does not happen.

    Reporting

    Donors can receive bi-monthly emails from LCC that will regularly report on our campaigning successes. They will also have access to our annual accounts, which will provide a more in depth report on our activities and success relating to each aim.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Staffing Increased staffing to organise and support campaign management efforts.
  • Background

    Location

    London - city-wide.

    Beneficiaries

    Primary beneficiaries will be people who want to cycle but currently can't because of safety concerns and perceived dangers.

    However, all London residents and people who visit London stand to benefit from reduced congestion, improved air quality, and the city being a healthier, happier, more sustainable place.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    London Cycling Campaign is London's foremost cycling campaign and advocacy group. It has 20 permanent staff and a group of activists and volunteers in every London borough. It has almost 40 years experience ensuring high quality cycling provision is delivered across London and has been the catalyst of improvements seen across the city in recent years. LCC is arguably the most effective urban cycling organisation in the world.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Ashok Sinha - CEO

    Ashok was a founder of the UK Make Poverty History campaign and has been a Board member of Amnesty International UK.

    Tom Bogdanowicz – Senior Policy And Development Officer

    Tom coordinated responses to consultations, incl. London Assembly inquiry into cycling; London Cycling Action Plan; Mayor’s Transport Strategy.