This Saturday sees a protest being held to highlight the concerns about the lack of safe cycling infrastructure across the borough.
Cyclists will once again ride from Harrow Lodge Park to the Town Hall in Romford to make their voices heard.
Extinction Rebellion Havering have today written in the Havering Daily:
After over a year of inaction on supporting active travel from Havering Council, Extinction Rebellion Havering and Havering Cyclists are joining together once again on Saturday 11th September.
We will join together to protest against the lack of safe cycling infrastructure in our Borough, by riding from Harrow Lodge Park to the Town Hall. We hope that a Councillor will meet us there to be presented with a further letter setting out our demands for better cycling provisions in Havering, cleaner air, and investment alongside encouragement for active travel solutions.
If you are concerned about the cycling and walking facilities in Havering please take part in our short survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs4C5EKljUfSEDb0EGGmUmF70n8RSyy-TZCB-0lDsVXbP1PA/viewform
In 2020 we wrote an open letter to Councillors White and Dervish which received no response. We then protested in August last year where Councillor White later recorded himself telling us that “we are determined to make sure we can get the best outcomes for our cyclists and for our residents and to encourage as much modal shift as possible; and I’m going to be lobbying both the Mayor London and the Secretary of State’s department to give Havering its fair share, to be able to provide cycling infrastructure that’s needed to do everything possible to reduce air pollution in all of our hotspots”. Neither ourselves nor Havering Cyclists have seen any progress after a year, so we will once again be riding through the Borough alongside residents to demand action in the year ahead.
Bring your bicycle and join us at the muster point of the corner of Warren Drive and St Nicholas Avenue at Harrow Lodge Park on the 11th September from 11.30am, or to meet us outside Romford Town Hall at 12noon.