As the LCC Women’s Network, we are calling for safe cycling for women* in London.
We want to see riding a bike made safe, easy and convenient for women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, across the whole city.
Being able to get around safely, cheaply and independently can be life-changing. On average, women have less free time, less disposable income, less access to motor vehicles and more caring responsibilities than men. For all of these reasons, and many more, it's critical that all women have access to safe, affordable, and accessible transport that meets their needs.
The bicycle has played a significant role in liberating women in the past, and cycling could be liberating for women in London today, offering us independence, health, and affordable, climate-safe transport. But it can only do that in the right environment.
Therefore we are calling on the Mayor to make London a city where any woman can cycle safely.
*All who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming.