LET'S MAKE LONDON A BICYCLE-FRIENDLY CITY!

 
 
  MISSION      London Cycle Link is a member-supported, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making our city a place where citizens can easily choose cycling as their preferred mode of daily transportation. We will work with the City, other organizations and individuals to make London a more prosperous and livable city by developing the best cycling culture in Canada.

MISSION

 

London Cycle Link is a member-supported, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making our city a place where citizens can easily choose cycling as their preferred mode of daily transportation. We will work with the City, other organizations and individuals to make London a more prosperous and livable city by developing the best cycling culture in Canada.

 Why Choose Cycling?     In short, cycling is simply the best way to get around!  It is efficient, environmentally sustainable, and it saves money. Studies have shown that it leads to healthier, more prosperous communities.  Currently though, less than 2% of Londoners cycle regularly and 73% of these are male. We want to increase this overall number to at least 8% over the next 10 years, while convincing all Londoners, regardless of gender or income, that cycling is safe and easy.

Why Choose Cycling?

 

In short, cycling is simply the best way to get around!  It is efficient, environmentally sustainable, and it saves money. Studies have shown that it leads to healthier, more prosperous communities.  Currently though, less than 2% of Londoners cycle regularly and 73% of these are male. We want to increase this overall number to at least 8% over the next 10 years, while convincing all Londoners, regardless of gender or income, that cycling is safe and easy.

 How Can we Achieve this Goal?     Study after study, as well as the experiences of cities that have adopted cycle-positive plans, show that safe, convenient, and well-maintained cycling infrastructure results in immediate and sustained increases in the number of citizens choosing cycling as their daily form of transportation year-round - even in snowy northern climates!

How Can we Achieve this Goal?

 

Study after study, as well as the experiences of cities that have adopted cycle-positive plans, show that safe, convenient, and well-maintained cycling infrastructure results in immediate and sustained increases in the number of citizens choosing cycling as their daily form of transportation year-round - even in snowy northern climates!

 the challenge     Consistently we hear from Londoners that they do not bike because they do not believe it is safe to do so. Painted bike lanes of the kind we have now simply do not work to get people on their bikes.   

the challenge

 

Consistently we hear from Londoners that they do not bike because they do not believe it is safe to do so. Painted bike lanes of the kind we have now simply do not work to get people on their bikes.

 

 The Solution     An integrated network of on-street cycle lanes separated from motor vehicle traffic by physical barriers and linked to safe routes through quiet neighbourhoods that cover the entire city and take people where they want to go.

The Solution

 

An integrated network of on-street cycle lanes separated from motor vehicle traffic by physical barriers and linked to safe routes through quiet neighbourhoods that cover the entire city and take people where they want to go.

 
 

 
 

Our Principles

  1. Cycling benefits our health, community, environment and economy.

  2. City streets and roads should be safe for all users, including riders of all ages and abilities.

  3. Well-designed cycling infrastructure results in more cyclists, a cleaner environment, and a more livable, prosperous city.

  4. The best cycling network is an integrated network that connects neighbourhoods to major routes and the destinations people want to go.


 
 

What do we propose?

Infrastructure

The City invest in protected bicycle lanes on major routes. Such routes will result in more cyclists (and thus fewer cars and less wear-and-tear on roads), healthier citizens, and more prosperous local businesses and communities, and so will, in fact, save public money in the long term.

Protection

Link protected lanes to quiet neighbourhood routes and the Thames Valley Parkway through intersections designed to make all users safe.

Representation

City Council appoint a representative to develop and implement such a cycling plan.

Safer

Lower speed limits and other traffic-calming measures on side streets to make routes safe for cyclists and pedestrians.

Peace of Mind

Employers provide secure bike parking and develop incentives to encourage their employees to cycle to work.