LCC’s Climate Safe Streets campaign is calling on the next London Mayor and all London boroughs to achieve zero-carbon roads by 2030. A crucial part of this is to engage and mobilise more diverse communities, by creating new grassroots champions, to press home our message at the borough level.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021
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The UK is committed to a 68% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, with London likely to have a net zero target by the same date. Transport is the biggest single source of London’s carbon emissions. Doing nothing to change the way we travel in future is not an option if London is to meet its responsibility to avoid deadly global heating and climate chaos. The problem is that there is currently no commitment at the mayoral or borough levels to decarbonise our roads at the speed required.
LCC’s Climate Safe Streets campaign will call on all candidates in the 2021 London Mayoral Election and 2022 borough elections to commit to achieving zero-carbon roads by 2030. Our borough work will be supported by recruiting, training and supporting new Climate Safe Streets Champions, reflecting London’s diverse communities. We will co design the borough campaign with these champions. Their work will improve our community engagement, increasing the chance of our campaign being successful.
FIT has funded the first year of CSS and sees this project as an integral solution to London’s green recovery. We hope LCC can secure more funding to grow this campaign.
Trek has been supporting LCCs CSS work for over a year now. We see this campaign as an integral part of London’s green recovery. We are also starting a project with LCC on diversifying London’s cycling community.
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