Roger Evans, London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, is calling for Redbridge to be awarded ‘outer London’ funding to transform the borough for cycling.
Roger Evans said: “The Mayor’s recent Transport Vision promised that between one and three outer London boroughs would be given the funding to become ‘mini-Hollands’ of cycling. The aim is that by concentrating spending in relatively few boroughs they can become as cycle-friendly as the Dutch equivalents. At this week’s Mayor’s Question Time I made the case for Redbridge to be one of those boroughs as I think it is ideally suited to become a beacon of cycling excellence.”
The subarban “mini-Hollands” scheme aims to cut down on the number of short car trips. The scheme includes funding for potential cycling routes into central London, quietways through back streets and cycle super hubs at local railway stations.