Friday, 25 March 2016

Stop Killing Cyclists Transport Pollution Die-In protest Wednesday, April 27 at 5 PM - 6:30 PM

This Stop Killing Cyclists Transport Pollution Die-In protest is calling for urgent positive action to eliminate transport pollution and to condemn the UK government's actions which over the last year have deliberately destroyed progress towards reducing the horrific death and disease toll from transport pollution.

PLEASE invite your Facebook friends to sign up on this Event facebook page.the more who sign up, the more power we will have to negotiate friendly terms with the police for the peaceful protest.

In London alone 9,500 are dying every year, with another 95,000 living with terrible lung diseases, heart problems, cancers, asthma, emphysema and lung infections.

This number includes up to 3,800 of the Londoners who own bikes.

As the pollution kills us all, pedestrians, drivers and cyclists, all are welcome at the protest whether from London or across the country.

Please bring children's dolls and teddy bears to represent the children whose lungs are being stunted for life.

Also bring gas masks if you have them or the disposable gas masks that are on sale in some pharmacies or pound shops.

If you are a cyclist bring your bike. If you are a parent please bring your kids!

If you are asthmatic bring your inhaler!

It is time to call an end to this transport pollution genocide.
Cities are for living in, not being poisoned to death!!

many thanks
Donnachadh + the organising team

The agreed #PollutionProtest demands are:

1. Fair funding for cycling: * Invest £15 billion in a National Segregated Cycle Network over the next 5 years. (Dutch £24 per person x 64 million (UK pop) x 2 to start catching up on 40 years failure to invest).
* Invest 10% of TfL Budget by 2020 in safer cycling infrastructure and a similar investment in all major English cities.

2. Ban all non-zero emission private cars from cities on days where pollution levels are predicted to rise above EU safety levels.

3. Ban all diesel powered vehicles in city centres within 5 years.

4. Ban all fossil-fuel powered vehicles within city centres within 10 years.

5. Instigate a programme of regular car-free days in England’s major cities, along the model of Paris.

6. Stop the Killing of children – set up a national multi-billion pound programme to convert residential communities across Britain into living-street Home Zones with an end to dangerous polluting through-routes.

7. Stop the Killing of pedestrians – establish a national programme to fund of pedestrianisation/cyclisation of our city, borough and town centres, including the nation’s high-street – Oxford Street.

8. Allow city councils and TfL to limit the total number of private hire vehicles in their cities and promote the usage of zero emissions pedicabs with legal pedicab stands etc

Please keep inviting your Facebook Friends to this Event Page.

Many thanks
Donnachadh and the Team x

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