Mini-Holland Programme wins 2015 London Cycling Award

Space for Cycling award

‘Walthamstow Village Mini-Holland trial improvements’ was named the winner in the Space for Cycling category at the prestigious 2015 London Cycling Awards ceremony last night - Monday.

Hosted by Jeremy Vine, the ceremony celebrated the many businesses and community groups working tirelessly to champion cycling in London.

The award was determined by an expert panel with Waltham Forest’s Mini-Holland Programme taking the honours. Mini-Holland was one of three finalists recognised by the London Cycling Campaign for demonstrating innovation, long-term thinking and great design.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Council and Cabinet Member for environment said the award is testament to Mini-Holland’s ground-breaking plans and aims “It is a great honour to receive this significant award and be recognised by industry leaders for our leadership and innovation in making cycling safer and more accessible for our community. “I’d like to acknowledge and congratulate the hard working and dedicated Council staff, community champions and project partners who have all contributed towards this accolade. “The award-winning Mini-Holland Programme will transform our borough by improving roads and town centres and making them enjoyable places to live, work and travel through. “Most importantly the programme will have numerous health benefits to the people of Waltham Forest, by reducing emissions and encouraging regular physical activity."

In September the Council will host two leading industry cycling events including the 2015 London Cycling Show and inaugural National Cycling Planning Awards.
The Mini-Holland Walthamstow Village scheme will officially open on Monday 14 September, marking a major stage in the three-year project.