Jo proud to see local activist Mark Kiehlmann honoured

Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire congratulated local activist Mark Kiehlmann for his nomination at the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Awards in London yesterday.  Mark, who was nominated for a transport award for his Bishopbriggs Total 20 Limit campaign, was with his children Patrick, James and Beatrix.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation Awards are for campaigners across the UK working to meet the challenges of our time by improving access, creating sustainable, integrated solutions and/or helping change the way people think about transport

Commenting Jo said:

“Locally we all know Mark for the great work he does with ED Cycle Co-op and of course for organising the world’s first fair trade cycle festival held in Bishopbriggs earlier this year.


“Thanks to his hard work and commitment his reputation for being a keen cycling activist has grown and I was proud to see him recognised on a national level.”

Mark Kiehlmann added:

“It is always an honour to be recognised by others for what you believe and especially so by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. The 20mph campaign in Bishopbriggs was also supported by all of the Bishopbriggs primary school parent council chair persons, church leaders, Woodhill Residents Association and the Bishopbriggs Community Council when we launched two years ago. With more and more towns and cities across the UK, including Kirkcauldy and Edinburgh committed to improving air quality, quieter and safer street for all, it makes me wonder why East Dunbartonshire Councillors are so slow to get on board in Bishopbriggs?”


Mark, Patrick (10), James (6) and Beatrix (8) Kiehlmann with Jo Swinson at the award ceremony

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