Cycling campaigners to host council election hustings in Wembley

Brent Cyclists are hosting an election hustings

Brent Cyclists are hosting an election hustings - Credit: Archant

Cycling campaigners will be hosting a hustings for candidates in the Brent Council elections in Wembley next week.

The event is being held by Brent Cyclists, the local group of the London Cycling Campaign.

The campaigners are calling for one change to the streets in each of the 21 wards in the borough which would make their area better for cycling.

Brent Cyclists will ask candidates to respond to their local ward demands and to the wider policy area of improving conditions for cycling and walking.

London Cycling Campaign has been running a capital-wide campaign in the run-up to these elections, under the slogan “Space for Cycling”.

David Arditti, Brent Cyclists co-ordinator, said: “Our campaign is about making our streets more pleasant places for everyone.

“We need better streets in order to liberate the suppressed demand for cycling; most people say they would cycle if there was protected space for cycling, but the cycle lanes in Brent are very poor and give little protection, and the minor roads are generally hostile rat-runs full of parked and moving cars.”

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The event, which is open to the public, will take place at CVS Brent, 5 Rutherford Way, on May 14 from 7pm.

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