Londoners urged to get writing to protect cycling budget
Drop a line to your Assembly Member, and your MP while you're at it
As next week’s Comprehensive Spending Review begins to loom large, the London Cycling Campaign is urging the capital’s cyclists to write to their London Assembly Members.
The Campaign wants Londoners to press their representatives to do everything they can to protect cycling budgets from public expenditure cuts.
“Please write to your London Assembly Member welcoming all the support for cycling that the Mayor and Assembly have given, and reminding them that expenditure on cycling is a vital investment,” the Campaign newsletter urges. “The more of you who write, the greater the chances of success.”
The LCC newsletter even offers letter-writers some ammunition to fire in the direction of their elected city representatives:
• According to the Department of Transport every pound spent on cycling yields at least three pounds of benefit to the economy. Cycling is part of the solution to London’s economic difficulties.
• Employers all over the capital are realising the potential for a fitter, happier, more productive workforce. We need to maintain public investment to enable more of London’s workers to cycle.
• A cycling city is a world class city, making London a healthier and more attractive place to live, work and play.
Londoners can access the name, email and postal address of their Assembly Member here and the LCC says there is no reason not to call on your MP to do all they can to support cycling too.