Havering Council and the Cycle Liaison Group
Havering Cyclists meet on a regular basis with Havering council to find out about upcoming plans which may affect cyclists and to propose new ideas and projects. Our main focus at the moment is to improve safe and quiet cycling routes between the major centres and facilities across our borough. Although we have received no funding from the Mayor of London to implement Quietways within Havering we take every opportunity to do so, so that Havering cyclists can safely cycle across the borough. To this end we have produced a route priorities list that sets out which routes we would like to see impemented.
We also work closely with Sustrans and the Forestry Commission to continually maintain and improve leisure routes across the borough.
Havering won a bid in 2017 for the Romford Ring Road to be “calmed” and made more appealing to walkers and cyclists while at the same time aiming to maintain traffic flows. Progress has slowed due to budget constraints but we have given our input to the consultations and await further news.
2021 Mayoral Election and Climate Safe Streets
The LCC has successfully campaigned at previous Mayoral elections to gain commitments from all candidates to improve conditions for London’s cyclists.
LCC has produced an ambitious blueprint describing how London could deliver Climate Safe Streets and you can read it here.
2022 Local Election and Climate Safe Streets
Havering Cyclists developed Five Asks that we thought would do most to enable active travel and reduce car-dependancy in the borough. Full support was gained from the leaders of the Labour Party and the Green Party with partial agreements given by both the Conservative and Havering Residents Association leaders. Our task now is to engage and support the council as much as we can in getting improvements delivered.