London roads ‘too dangerous’ for children to cycle on

Majority of parents in London deem the capital's roads are to dangerous for their children to cycle on

London’s road are too dangerous for children to cycle on, according to the results of a survey published by the London Cycling Campaign.

The LCC survey found that 69 per cent of parents felt that the roads in their borough were either ‘dangerous’ or ‘very dangerous’ for young cyclists.

Only 23 per cent of parents polled said that they regularly cycled with their children in London.

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The survey results were published to coincide with an LCC campaign to call on London’s next mayor to commit to investing in cycling infrastructure in the capital, and make the roads safe for cyclists of all ages.

LCC’s ‘Sign for Cycling’ campaign is asking people to sign an online petition to show public support for safer cycling.

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“We want London’s next Mayor to create more safe space for cycling; enable more local journeys by bike and tackle lorry danger, to help make London’s streets safer for cycling,” says the LCC.

LCC has made a short film to support its campaign, where children from Hugh Myddleton Primary School in Islington talk about their experiences and opinions on London cycling.

The London Mayoral elections take place on May 5 2016.

You can find out more about the LCC’s Sign for Cycling campaign on its dedicated website.