Monday, 5 May 2014

Space4cycling - contact your councillors now!

Help create Space for Cycling by calling on your Councillors to pledge their support for high standards of cycle-friendly planning and design, and the funding needed to deliver this. Cycling needs to become a safe, convenient and enjoyable for people of all ages and backgrounds, for any local journey.

What does Space for Cycling mean?

What Space for Cycling means will depend on the location, with different solutions for major and minor roads and junctions, in urban and rural areas alike. In general though, the answers are covered by the the Space for Cycling campaign's 6 themes:

  • Protected space on main roads
  • Removing through motor traffic in residential areas
  • Lower speed limits
  • Cycle-friendly town centres
  • Safe routes to school
  • Routes through green spaces

How can you get involved in Space for Cycling?

a) Write to your councillors, demanding space for cycling.

b) Contact GMCC or CTC local campaigner to get involved with the campaign in your area.

c) Join the big ride in Manchester on Saturday 17th May.

Where does the campaign come from?

The Space for Cycling campaign was originally created by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). The LCC's campaign in London is focussed on lobbying candidates in this year’s London borough elections. CTC is taking LCC’s London-born campaign nationwide, working together with the Cyclenation federation of local campaign groups, with funding from the cycle industry's 'Bike Hub' levy, run by the Bicycle Association. The background to the Space for Cycling campaign.

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