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.

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

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. 

Events

Space for Cycling is touring the country. Our final event takes place in London this weekend - please register your attendance and come along!

How much support has the campaign had so far?

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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Recent Campaign Activity

The Bath cycle tube map
How to make a 'tube map' cycle network News
Want to help your council plan for cycling? Make a tube map that illustrates the quality of your current cycle network and use it to ask for better facilities
#jonsnowmeets
Mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham makes Manchester cycling pledge Press Release
Labour candidate makes funding commitment to Cycling UK President Jon Snow
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling. Photo: Jim Killock, Flickr CC
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary Blog
The Space for Cycling tour is now finished! To see presentations from each event, please click on the headings. Presentations that toured the whole roadshow are at the bottom of this page.
Parisians enjoying a car-free dya, photo credit: Maxime Lathuilière, Commons Wik
Car-free cities are becoming a global trend, will the UK follow suit? Blog
Across the globe, political leaders are taking bold steps to tackle lethal air pollution. As Paris announces major plans while London breaches its annual air pollution limit before January's end - how will British leaders follow suit? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.

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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