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. 

Recent Campaign Activity

Air quality Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes to cleaner, healthier air. Encouraging more people to cycle reduces emissions from road transport, and gives the UK a better chance of fulfilling its responsibility to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution.
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.
Cycling on the Downslink
England's travel habits 2016: any surprises? Blog
Did cycling take a great leap forward in 2016? Or was it a great leap backward? Here Cycling UK Policy and Information Officer Cherry Allan scrutinises the latest National Travel Survey (England only).
Electric cars charging in Paris. Photo credit: Mariordo
Au revoir air pollution? French ban petrol and diesel - how about boosting cycling? Blog
The French government have announced plans to stop the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in France by 2040 to help say bon voyage to lethal air pollution and climate change. A fantastic commitment - but does it go far enough? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, gives his verdict.

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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