Here is a letter Newham Cyclists have sent to Councillors Tripp and Ali – Cabinet members for Environment and Sustainable Transport respectively on 4 January:
The prompt reply from Councillor Ali is as follows:
Dear Arnold, many thanks for your email and attachments covering your concerns regarding the above.
Clearly cycling and walking facilities are an integral part of our sustainable transport policies and great assets to help improve quality of air, health and well being of our community. You may be aware that later this month and in early February, the Council is having extensive public and stakeholder consultation in this regard and I look forward to contribution from groups like yours there.
I have forwarded your concerns to our officers for an update to
myself and Cllr Tripp. Once I have this, I will get back to you and if necessary meet to discuss any issues.
In any event I hope I will have the opportunity to meet you at the consultation events.
In addition LCC and ourselves we have raised concerns in respect of hte major Stratford Waterfront Development – largely on the grounds that this development should be an opportunity to correct some of the major defects in the cycling facilities in these areas.
Those wishing to see the submission should get in touch with me.