Tuesday 3 May 2022

Merton Conservatives' response to #ClimateSafeStreets

The Merton Conservatives have replied to our request to sign up to the #ClimateSafeStreets pledges with the following statement setting out how they would promote walking and cycling to help tackle the Climate Emergency. 

Find out more about the measures we would like to see to cut road transport emissions fast and enable lots more walking, and cycling, as well as email the candidates to show your support for the measures here:  https://lcc.org.uk/campaigns/climate-safe-streets-merton/

Statement from Merton Conservatives:

"Merton Conservatives have championed improvements to our local walking and cycling infrastructure in our last few budgets, however, the ruling Labour party did not share our concerns and our proposals were voted down. 

A future Conservative administration will focus on new, safe, walking and cycling routes in Merton as part of our commitment to active travel. We will review safety for all road users and look at how our transport network can be improved to make it safer for everyone. 

Much of the HGV movements in the borough is across A roads that are controlled by TfL, we know that this is an ongoing problem in many areas of Merton and we will work with other London boroughs and lobby the Mayor of London for improvements that help residents in their daily life."