Published: 9 May 2012
Report: Eddie Allen
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Following Boris Johnson’s re-election as Mayor of London, British Cycling and the London Cycling Campaign have written to the Mayor to congratulate him on his return to office and to remind him of his pre-election cycle safety commitments.
During the mayoral election campaign and following campaigning work by British Cycling, Johnson promised to put a cycling representative on the London Roads task force and make representations to the Ministry of Justice to change sentencing guidelines for cases involving cycling deaths and serious injuries. Johnson also promised to appoint a cycling commissioner for the capital, helping to ensure that the interests of cyclists are adequately represented.
In the run up to the 3 May elections, Johnson also agreed to meet three key aims of London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Love London – Go Dutch’ manifesto, which demands high-quality, European-style cycling infrastructure for the capital.
Following Johnson’s re-election, Martin Gibbs, British Cycling Policy and Legal Affairs Director and Dr Ashok Sinha, London Cycling Campaign Chief Executive, were swift to congratulate Johnson and reiterate their appreciation of his cycling commitments.