Joint meeting hears about role of cycling in promoting public health

Earlier this week we were delighted to take part in a joint meeting with Southwark Cyclists in which we heard from the newly appointed Director of Public Health for Lambeth and Southwark Dr Ruth Wallis. She explained the government changes that have moved public health from NHS to local authority control.

Dr Wallis was keen to listen to our suggestions on how she could work towards supporting active travel in the boroughs as a means of promoting health and wellbeing for Lambeth and Southwark residents. An immediate action she promised was to write to Southwark supporting the proposed borough-wide 20mph speed limit. We hope to develop a similar strategy for Lambeth.

Watch this space for more information on the role of cycling in promoting public health...