Saturday, 9 April 2016

Women's Equality and Cycling

Sophie Walker is the mayoral candidate for the Women's Equality Party. She is a diversity campaigner, cycling proponent and the third candidate to commit to the London Cycling Campaign's ambitious Sign for Cycling pledges (triple the number of protected cycle lanes in London, a mini-Holland scheme in every borough & an end to lorry danger).

Her vision is to make London the first city in the world where men and women are equal, including for transport. She believes safe cycling infrastructure is the key to allowing more women to enjoy the benefits of cycling:

Cycling in the UK is not equally accessible to all genders and the proportion of women who cycle is half that of men. Sophie Walker is committed to working towards a 50:50 modal share of female cycling in London.

We do not currently have details about whether they would support a rush hour HGV ban, the cycling budget and their plans for the congestion charge, but if we get more information we will publish that here.