Space for Cycling
The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere.
Cycle-friendly streets are people-friendly streets. We want everyone to enjoy the health benefits, improved air quality and community feel that Space for Cycling can bring – whether you choose to cycle or not.
We are calling on councils to create a network of cycle-friendly routes, so that anybody of any age or ability can enjoy their journey through the freedom of cycling.
To achieve this, the Space for Cycling process calls on councils to:
Plan – Plan a full network of cycle-friendly routes that allow people of all ages and abilities to cycle anywhere for any purpose
Invest – Actively seek the funding to implement the network and invest a minimum of 5-10% of the local transport budget in cycling
Build – Build the network using the most up-to-date high quality design standards
Like what Space for Cycling stands for? Get involved!
View our Space for Cycling Guide for Decision Makers and get in touch to order hard copies. The guide is free and should be used to show your Councillors how easy it is to create Space for Cycling - and how much better off their constituency will be as a result.
How much support has the campaign had so far?
- Over 700 councillors have signed up across the UK. See the map of who has signed up,
Cycling infrastructure mapped
If you've got photos of good - or bad - cycling infrastructure, you can upload them to Cycling UK's map of infrastructure
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 was focussed on lobbying candidates in the 2014 London borough elections.
Cycling UK has taken LCC’s London-born campaign nationwide, and works together with the Cyclenation federation of local campaign groups. All funding currently stems from private donations, and if you would like to contribute to the campaign go to: www.cyclinguk.org/donate-to-campaigns. Read more about the background to the Space for Cycling campaign.
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