Mayor’s proposals to encourage Londoners out of their cars welcomed

28 Nov 2017
Sadiq Khan plans to boost walking and cycling

Welcoming Sadiq Khan’s plans to encourage Londoners out of their cars, and boost cycling and walking, Friends of the Earth clean air campaigner Oliver Hayes said:

“No 21st century city should be built around the private car and all its associated problems. With an air pollution crisis damaging the lives of countless Londoners it’s important that the Mayor signals a future where clean, affordable public transport and safe, unpolluted cycling and walking is the norm.

“But there are still inconsistencies in the Mayor’s approach. A new road tunnel in Silvertown will increase traffic and worsen air pollution, so his support for it must be dropped.”

ENDS