London Greens unveil road safety and high street policies

Jenny Jones says she would appoint a cycling rep t the TfL board

Jenny Jones has promised to support 20mph zones in residential areas and to give walkers and cyclists a formal voice in decision making at Transport for London.

The Green candidate for Mayor of London says she would appoint a walking and cycling representative to the TfL board to help ensure their concerns and priorities were fed into policies.

Ms Jones has also promised a review of traffic lights “to ensure they give pedestrians and cyclists enough time” and to create “dedicated, safe spaces” for cyclists on main roads as well as rebuilding the “most dangerous” junctions.

Launching her Road Safety Manifesto, Jones said: “London’s transport policy should focus on the safety of those living along our streets, not just the car users that pass though.

“Too many people are dying or being injured on Barnet and London’s roads. These incidents are tragic and avoidable. London needs a Mayor that will end the excuses and take the safety of cyclists and all road users seriously—including cyclists and pedestrians.”

On Monday Ms Jones unveiled policies designed to support local high streets including consulting retailers and small businesses on any future congestion and road pricing schemes.

Jones said she would work with boroughs to prevent supermarkets from building dedicated car parks which give them an advantage over smaller retailers who are affected by local parking controls.

Candidates for Mayor include Jenny Jones (Green party), Ken Livingstone (Labour), Lawrence Webb (UKIP) and Boris Johnson (Conservative). A full list of candidates can be found here.

Candidates standing as London Assembly constituency members can be found here. Candidates for the 11 Assembly London-wide seats can be found here.