During the 2022 election, Labour Islington pledged to make Islington a cyling-friendly borough, through five priorities we set up.
Have the elected council delivered the required policies? Here is our citizen assessment of their commitment.
People friendly streets
No progress since the election
No progress since the election
Sustainable transport modal share
Date for reaching 90% of sustainable transport is set too far
Modal shares of sustainable transport are not progressing
Cost : It is cheaper to park a car than a bike
The offer of secured parking is unsufficient
Protected cycle routes in the borough
Sustainable transport overall goal
We have asked the elected council to bring forward the target date for reaching 90% sustainable transport modal share as measured by TfL from 2041 to 2030. They pledged to “continue to work to increase the sustainable modal share”.
We assess their commitment according to two indicators.
|Has the target been brought forward?|
|The concern of an earlier target date has been raised by the leader or the delegate, it is envisioned|
|An earlier target date has been approved by the Council|
|The target date has been brought forward to 2030|
|Has the target been reached?|
|Modal shares are going wrong|
|Modal share of sustainable transport are not progressing|
|Modal share is progressing, but at insufficient pace to reach the target of 90% by 2030|
|Modal is progressing at sufficient pace (>X% yearly growth)|
Protected cycle routes
We have asked the council to install protected cycle routes on all busy roads in the borough by 2026. They pledged to ” building on the LTNs and 3 segregated cycle routes installed in the past two years””
We are following-up the building of these routes, according to the authority in charge (TfL or the borough).
See map above.
People Friendly streets
We have asked the council to cover the borough with “no-through traffic area” (Low traffic neighbourhoods) to cover the borough by 2024. They said they are “committed to … creating liveable neighbourhoods across the borough including with people friendly pavements and more greening”.
We assess their commitment according to the actual surface of the borough covered by LTNs.
|Barnsbury and Mildmay have been delivered|
|Further LTN have been rolled out|
|Islington is covered with LTN|
Islington’s policy on cycle parking is one of the worst accross London in terms of price and availability. We have asked the council to deliver secure, affordable and flexible bike parking and ensure that it is never cheaper to park a car or van than to park a cycle. They have pledged to “work to make cycle parking more affordable.“
We assess their commitment according to the cost for users and the availability.
|It is cheaper to park a car than a bike|
|It is cheaper to park a bike than a car|
|They commit to zero waiting list|
|There is no waiting list|
|The supply drives the demand|
Motor-powered logistics is causing pollution and danger to our borough. We asked the council the creation of at least ten hubs, possibly on Council property, where all freight is delivered for final delivery by non-polluting, sustainable means – with a target date : may 2026. They pledged to “work to make deliveries more sustainable including by providing last mile delivery hubs“.
We assess their commitment by the number of hubs provided.
|A hub/an unsufficient policy has been set in place|
|>=5 hubs have been created|
|>=10 hubs have been created|