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Walthamstow Village scheme recognised at National Cycling Awards

Following the success of the Walthamstow Village launch on Monday 14 September participants cycled their way across to Waltham Forest Town Hall to attend the inaugural National Cycling Planning Awards.

Organised by Landor LINKS the awards celebrated and acknowledged businesses and government organisations who demonstrate a commitment to improving cycling within the country.

The awards included two Council-driven categories which were open to Waltham Forest schools, Sir George Monoux College received the ‘Active Travel’ award and Walthamstow School for Girls won the ‘Design a Sign Competition’. 

The Council’s Walthamstow Village Trial as part of the Mini-Holland Programme was named the winner in the ‘Best Innovation – Use of technology of new technique’ award category.

The Mini-Holland Programme was also finalists in the categories of: ‘Best Cycle Network Infrastructure Project’ and ‘Best Cycling Network Strategy’.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Councils said: “It is a great honour to be named as the winner of the Best Innovation category, our Mini-Holland Programme is at the forefront of championing safe and accessible cycling and pedestrian options and it’s great to be recognised for our hard work to date.” 

“I’d like to congratulate all the other award recipients and nominees from the evening, the future of cycling in London certainly looks bright.” 

Cllr Clyde Loakes was the recipient of the Cycling Champion of the Year award for being a ‘key driver in revolutionising cycling in Waltham Forest and creating cycle friendly communities.’

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