More should be done to enable linked cycle and rail trips in outer London says watchdog

More should be done to enable linked cycle and rail trips in outer London says watchdog

27 October 2017

London TravelWatch has today published its response to the Mayor’s Draft Transport Strategy along with a call to do much more to enable more linked cycling and rail trips.

'London TravelWatch very much welcomes this bold strategy. It has the potential to ensure London’s transport leads the world.  It provides Londoners and London’s visitors with genuinely greener, cleaner, healthier and, most importantly for us, more efficient, quicker, affordable and safe ways of getting around the capital. There are a lot of very good proposals from support for Crossrail 2 to clearing pavement obstructions to improve access for everyone.'* said Arthur Leathley, Chair of London TravelWatch.

Arthur continued: 'We also emphasise the great potential for linked cycle and rail trips in outer London. There are 137 zone 5 and 6 stations in outer London. In our response we included a map demonstrating the area around each of these stations within 15 minutes cycling distance. This shows that at least one, often more, of these stations are easily accessible by cycle. We want to see the Mayor, London boroughs and the station operators work to promote and enable cycle trips to these stations for outer London residents.’

Further information

  • *See also press release issued on 30/8/17.
  • London TravelWatch is the operating name for the London Transport Users Committee. We are the official watchdog representing the interests of transport users in and around London, and independent of the transport operators and government. London TravelWatch is sponsored and funded by the London Assembly, part of the Greater London Authority.
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  • For more information, please contact the London TravelWatch press office on 020 3176 5941 or 07734 055494.
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