English and Welsh County Council candidates support Space for Cycling
Last Thursday (4 May 2017), county council elections will be taking place across Britain. County councils are highway authorities, which means they have responsibility over local roads. So it is crucial that whoever is elected to these local government institutions understands the need to create safe and attractive Space for Cycling.
In the lead up to the elections, Cycling UK teamed up with Democracy Club, as well as campaigners and voters from across the country, to ask candidates how they will support Space for Cycling if elected. Specifically, we asked candidates in England and Wales to support the Space for Cycling process, to:
Produce a costed plan for a full network of cycle-friendly routes that allows people of all ages and abilities to cycle anywhere for any purpose
Actively seek the funding to implement the network
Build the network using up-to-date high quality design standards
We now have responses from over 250 candidates across almost 50 electoral areas, with responses showing overwhelming support for the campaign.
In Scotland, Cycling UK, as part of the Walk Cycle Vote coalition, has quizzed candidates on a set of three asks around investment, infrastructure and local action.