Waltham Forest award for Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge

Cllr Clyde Loakes receives WFcycling Safer lorries certificatePictured here is Cllr. Clyde Loakes receiving an award from outgoing WFCC Coordinator Gerhard Weiss for signing up to LCC’s Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge.

Waltham Forest was the second council in London to have adopted the pledge to only using the safest lorries and best-trained drivers to make cycling & walking safer.

Waltham Forest council environment portfolio holder Clyde Loakes said, “Waltham Forest has strong ambitions to not just to reduce road danger, but to enable many more residents of all ages to cycle and walk more often and, crucially, more safely.”

The other 7 London council’s that have signed up so far are Barnet, Bexley, Croydon, Islington, Kingston, Merton, Richmond Upon Thames, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth.LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha said, “Our councils have a duty to only use the safest lorries and best-trained drivers.

“The lack of action of the 6 worst councils stands in sharp contrast to the great work on lorry safety done by the best councils and other major lorry transport users such as Transport for London.”

Notes:

  • LCC has been in contact with all 33 councils in recent months, lobbying them to raise their standards of lorry safety to make everyone in London safer.
  • And over 2000 Londoners have already used LCC’s online letter-writing tool to write to their council leader calling on them to take our Safer Lorries pledge.
  • 22 other councils, despite taking some steps towards improving lorry safety, have failed to match our Safer Lorries pledge.

If your borough has not signed up yet, please use our online letter-writing tool to write to your council today calling on them to take our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge.

 

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