Commitment to Cycling

Cyclists gather in Birmingham to tell Metro Mayor candidates, we need Space for
In the lead up to the England's first Metro Mayor elections, Cycling UK teamed up with local groups to ask each set of candidates to support a set of local-specific pledges. As the results stream in, Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha, examines the likely next steps in each region.

 
 
County Councils have responsibility for most of Britain's local road network (cr
Full county council elections will take place across Britain this Thursday (4 May 2017). Cycling UK, with Democracy Club and local voters, has been asking candidates how they will support cycling if elected.

 
 
Cambridge is well known for its world-class cycle infrastructure (Credit: Camcyc
All of the main candidates for Metro Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have now responded to our Vote Bike action.

 
 
Space for Cycling ride in Manchester (Credit: GMCC)
As the Metro Mayoral elections get closer, Greater Manchester is the third area to attract widespread support for Space for Cycling among the candidates.

 
 
Last Saturday (22 April) was International Earth Day and the day after the publication of the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. To mark the day, groups across the country took to their pedals in a show of support for Space for Cycling.

 
 
Big Ben
Cycling UK has welcomed the vision set out in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement today (Friday, 21 April) of a £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys in England.

 
 
Huntingdon Road Crossing Cambridge
After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented.

 
 
Space for Cycling rides are taking place all over Britain on 22 April
On 22 April, campaign groups around the country are riding out to mark International Earth Day and to show incoming politicians public support for cycling. See if there is one near you ...

 
 
All candidates in the Tees Valley have pledged to plan Tees Valley-wide cycle ne
All candidates in the election for Metro Mayor of the Tees Valley have pledged support to campaign asks devised by Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign.

 
 
In the lead up to the Metro Mayor elections on 4 May, Cycling UK is working with local groups to get candidates to support a set of local specific cycling asks. The West Midlands is the first region where all candidates have responded positively.

 
 
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