Following Mayor of London Boris Johnson's decision to cut the budget for cycle lanes in London, Ealing Green Party is urging the borough council not to abandon plans for improvements to local cycle routes.
Mr Johnson has slashed £10 million from the budget for cycle lanes in London and re-allocated the money to fund traffic light rephasing.
Commenting on the Mayor's decision, Sarah Edwards, Parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, said: "The Mayor's decision is appalling news.
"Almost everyone agrees that we need more cycling and fewer journeys made by car.
"To achieve this, it is essential to create safer and more pleasant routes across the borough.
"This year London boroughs had bid for £38m to spend on delivering the London Cycle Network on their roads and had expected to receive £20m this year. Instead they have only £10m.
"We are urgently seeking clarification about the impact of this cut on plans for Ealing.
"Boris Johnson is showing his true colours once more. In his short period in office he scrapped emissions-based congestion charging. He has put up bus fares. He has dropped pedestrianisation plans for Parliament Square. He is seeking to get rid of the western extension of the congestion charge, despite the fact it has been a great success. A number of existing climate change projects for London are 'under review' and at risk of being scrapped.
"Despite the fact that Ealing Council is Conservative like the mayor, urge it to oppose his anti-environmental and regressive policies."