Campaign

Space for Cycling

Introduction

Space for Cycling logo

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.

Space for Cycling 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!

Literature

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. 

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Recent Campaign Activity

One of the tramline pinch points for people cycling at Haymarket, Edinburgh
Tragic death in Edinburgh highlights need for segregated cycling infrastructure for our towns and cities Blog
Several weeks ago, the tragic death of a young woman in Edinburgh rocked the city’s cycling community. The cause of the incident isn’t yet known and is being investigated by Police Scotland, but we do know that 23-year-old medical student Zhi Min Soh fell off her bike near tramlines and was subsequently run over by a mini-bus. She died of her injuries. Cycling UK was distressed to hear of her death and offer condolences to her family and friends at this sad time.
Family walking and cycling in Wales
More Welsh local authorities consult on future cycle routes News
As part of the next phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act, local authorities across Wales are beginning to map the routes where future cycling and walking routes should be created. Cycling UK reports where it’s happening and how to get involved.
Big Ben
Cycling UK's reaction to the Queen’s Speech Press Release
Following the official opening of this extended Parliament of two years with the Queen’s Speech in House of Lords today (Wednesday 21 June), Cycling UK has given its overall reaction to the proposed Bills and measures which will have a direct impact on cycling.
Building safe Space for Cycling is a highly effective way of encouraging daily c
Make Bike Week every week with Space for Cycling Blog
Bike Week has just finished – and what a week it was! As half a million people took to pedal power over thousands of events, we already miss it. We want Bike Week to be every week – and to that end, our Space for Cycling campaigner has produced a toolkit to help you persuade your local authority to build the right environment for cycling which will help it happen.

Case Studies

Portsmouth - A City to Share
Cycling UK cycling Case Study
In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the...
Petitioning for a green route to Heysham
Proposed Heysham - Lancaster route
Lancashire cycle campaign group Dynamo has been successfully drumming up public support for a proposed green cycle route to connect Lancaster to Heysham.
Leighton Buzzard residents demand Space for Cycling
100 residents pinned messages to local councillors on a bike
Nearly 100 people from the Leighton Buzzard area have come together to demand that the council invest more funds in better provision for cycling in the town.
 
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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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