On Thursday MPs will debate measures to improve the uptake and safety of cycling in the UK after the Times’ Cycle Safe campaign brought the issue to national attention.
The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and prominent bloggers Danny and Mark are calling for a flash protest, as held at Blackfriars last year, in order to focus the minds of the members — many of whom won’t have cycled on London’s roads. In the LCC’s words: “The purpose of this ride is to remind MPs of the important changes that are needed to street and junction design all over Greater London, not least at Parliament Square, which is only meters from their workplace.”
The ride is part of the LCC’s Love London, Go Dutch campaign, which we’ll be covering in more detail as part of our mayoral election transport week.
The ride meets at 6.15pm, Wednesday 22 February at the Duke of York steps, The Mall.
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