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 we have devised a three-point plan for councils to sign up 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
How you can get involved in Space for Cycling
Come along to our Space for Cycling roadshow! We have ten events around the country from October 2016-January 2017. All are free and will cater to all levels of campaign experience.
Call on your Councillors to pledge their support for Space for Cycling.
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.
Help your council along this three-step process using the suite of webtools available
Plan - You can help your council plan a network by drawing up a 'tube map' of desired infrastructure.
Invest - You can help your council prioritise spending by using Cyclescape to highlight particularly dangerous bits of road in your area
Build - You can make sure all infrastructure in your area is built to a high standard by using the simple CEAT tool to audit it.
If you need help using any of these tools, do not hesitate to contact our Space for Cycling Campaigns Officer Tom Guha on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come along to one of our events!
Space for Cycling is going on tour - hitting ten locations across the country. All events are free so please register your attendance and come along!
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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