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Mayor of Tower Hamlets and cycling champion Kyrsten Perry pledge their commitment to cycling in the borough

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 October 2018

Mayor John Biggs and cycling champaion Councillor Councillor Kyrsten Perry have outlined their commitment to cycling in the borough.

Mayor John Biggs and cycling champaion Councillor Councillor Kyrsten Perry have outlined their commitment to cycling in the borough.

Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs, and cycling champion Councillor Kyrsten Perry have underlined their commitment to promoting cycling in the borough.

Earlier in the year Ms Perry was appointed as the mayor’s cycling champion with a brief to monitor progress on the borough’s cycling strategy and suggest measures to improve opportunities to cycle.

According to council data, progress has already been made in the borough, with an overall increase in cycling of 8 per cent during 2018 compared with 2017.

In addition, 50 individual cycle lockers have been installed across the borough, nine on street bike hangars and four communal cycle shelters installed on housing estates.

The mayor said: “Our vision is for cycling to play a central role in the borough’s growth in order to relieve congestion on the roads, buses and train systems.”

Ms Perry said: “My role will be to progress chase and lobby the Mayor for further and better action on cycling initiatives to get the borough moving cleanly and efficiently.”

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