In response to Transport for London’s (TfL) announcement that Enfield & Haringey have both received a share of £3.5 million to boost the number of cycle spaces across both boroughs, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said:
“It’s really great that more local people are now choosing to cycle as part of their daily commute.
“We need the right infrastructure in place to accommodate this growing demand so it’s fantastic that TfL are investing in cycle spaces in our borough. I have long argued for extra funding and I undertook an investigation into the need for cycle parking in 2009 which is a major barrier for many people in taking up cycling. I have continued to raise the need for cycle parking in subsequent Mayor’s Questions and Transport Committee meetings.
“Along with better cycle routes, this will make it easier and safer for Londoners to leave their cars at home and get on their bikes.
“It will also help to go towards clamping down on the capital’s toxic air which we know contributes towards the deaths of approximately 10,000 Londoners every year”.