London Cycling Campaign staffer resigns over racist tweets

Steve Bird
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The roll-out of low traffic neighbourhoods has become increasingly divisive as both side have taken waged online campaigns fighting the Government's £250 million scheme  - Heathcliff O'Malley 
The roll-out of low traffic neighbourhoods has become increasingly divisive as both side have taken waged online campaigns fighting the Government's £250 million scheme - Heathcliff O'Malley

A London Cycling Campaign (LCC) adviser suspended after launching a racist tirade against black motorists has resigned.

Simon Still, a key member of staff for the pro-cycling charity which has helped introduce low traffic neighbourhoods, accused "young black men in silver Mercs" as having "obvious anger management issues", being high on drugs or gangsters in a series of tweets.

The charity concluded the 2019 tweets were racist, before agreeing to keep Mr Still, 49, on after he apologised “wholeheartedly and unreservedly”.

The LCC said the tweets were an “isolated occurrence” and accepted Mr Still’s apology after the Sunday Telegraph reported the row last week.

But, the charity issued a new statement stating how “after considering his position” Mr Still had resigned “with immediate effect”.

The statement says the charity has “a lot or work to do to ensure we are a fully inclusive and diverse organisation” and would “train and support staff and activists to better understand and prevent racism”.