Message to Cycling and Walking Team, Leicester City Council, January 2021

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To: Sally Slade, Cycling and Walking Team Leader
Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor
Cllr Adam Clarke, Deputy City Mayor – Environment and Transport
Andy Salkeld, City Cycling Coordinator
Janet Hudson, Behaviour Change Project Manager

January 2021

Leicester Cycle Campaign Group (LCCG) would like to congratulate the Cycling and
Walking team at Leicester City Council on their cycling achievements in a very
difficult year.

They made successful bids for two tranches of Emergency Active Travel funding
from the government. With this funding they made national and international
headlines in building 10 miles of pop-up cycle lanes in 10 weeks. They were one of
the first councils in the world to build Covid lanes for key workers and others.
They also set up a bike recycling scheme and were able to give away 500 bikes to
key workers.

As well as these achievements they also kept up with an ambitious scheme for
permanent bicycle infrastructure such as Belgrave Gate, Lancaster Road and an
electric bike hire scheme.
The council is now planning the spending of their second tranche funding. We
encourage them to continue in the ambition to do the following –
• Make all of the pop-up cycle lanes permanent
• Build many new low traffic networks
• Greatly improve the temporary schemes for Braunstone Gate, Queens Road
and the Golden Mile. None of the these temporary schemes work for cyclists
at the moment
• Liaise with cycling, walking and resident groups and not just business groups
Congratulations again and we hope for even better cycling in Leicester in 2021.

The Committee
Leicester Cycling Campaign Group

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