Charlie Holland's blog, aiming for more people cycling more often, particularly in north Lambeth
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Ask prospective Councillors for Space for Cycling at Oval Farmers' Market today
Meet prospective Councillors and ask them whether they will sign up to the LCC / Lambeth Cyclists ask:
Install protected cycle lanes on South Lambeth Road
South Lambeth Road is a residential road with shops and cafes, it is also a motor traffic corridor linking Vauxhall and Stockwell. In order to redress the bias favouring through-traffic, as opposed to local usage by adults and children, we want to see it made attractive to cycle on through the provision of protected cycle lanes.
The Oval Hustings will be held On Saturday 12th April at the Oval Farmers’ Market (10:00 to 15:00) in the grounds of St Marks Churchyard and is being supported by the Oval Partnership, KOV Forum, City and Country Farmers’ Markets and the Friends of St Marks Churchyard. Candidates will be around the market from 10:00 to 15:00 canvassing but the key times are:
10:00 Candidates arrive and set up
11:00 Electoral speed dating (This is as an opportunity to meet and talk to each candidate)
12:00 Oval Speaks (Members of the community will be invited to say a few words about what they think is important – no speeches just a few words)
12:15 Candidates speak and answer questions (Each candidate will be invited to talk briefly about themselves and what they stand for followed by questions)
The Oval Ward is where South West London meets South East London. It includes much of Vauxhall and Kennington and has been of strategic importance to London since Roman times and remains so to this day. The councillors for this area are not only important to those who live there but also the many thousands who work in or pass through this area every day.