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11 September 2017 - 12:08pm
Getting and demonstrating public support
Being able to demonstrate support for your campaign is essential. Photo: Sam Wak
There are various ways of getting and demonstrating public support for your campaign. The following guide sets out a couple of methods used by local campaign groups. Give them a go but don't limit yourself. Be creative - and let us know what has worked for you!
8 September 2017 - 5:39pm
Form a cycle campaign group
Forming a group may sound daunting – but with Cycling UK’s support, you will be
Having a group serves many purposes. It instantly shows that the support for your campaign goes beyond just one individual. You are also able to share jobs, which means you can get more done, maintain energy and not burn out.
8 September 2017 - 3:03pm
Working with the media
Working with the media is an essential way of promoting your message. Photo: Mic
Working with the media is an essential tool for any local cycling campaign group or cycling campaigner.
8 September 2017 - 12:37pm
Working with your council to pass a Space for Cycling motion
With your support, your council can create Space for Cycling. Photo: Man vyi
Getting a motion passed can be a highly effective way of getting your council to commit to the plan, invest, build process of Space for Cycling.
31 August 2017 - 5:25pm
Communicating with your councillors
Effective communication with councillors is vital to a campaign.
Communicating with your councillors may sound intimidating but it needn't be. Your councillors are elected to represent you and so should want to hear your views. This is a short guide to help you communicate effectively.
30 August 2017 - 5:07pm
Understanding your local authority
Getting involved with local politics needn't be intimidating. Photo: Jarry1250
There are various tiers in UK Government and knowing which tier is responsible for what can be confusing at first. This guide sets out which local government organisations are responsible for what and who within those organisations may be able to support you.
30 August 2017 - 12:10pm
Space for Cycling draft motion
Your council can pass a motion to support Space for Cycling. Photo: Maccoinnich
Getting your council to pass a motion to support Space for Cycling can be a highly effective way of getting some committed funding for cycling and some infrastructure on the ground.
7 August 2017 - 3:04pm
More Welsh local authorities consult on future cycle routes
Family walking and cycling in Wales
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.
4 July 2017 - 1:06pm
“Out of date” peers continue to suggest cycle lanes cause pollution
Houses of Parliament
Debate in House of Lords on air quality in London shows cross-party support on need to tackle air pollution
21 June 2017 - 4:47pm
Cycling UK's reaction to the Queen’s Speech
Big Ben
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.
27 April 2017 - 12:05pm
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough candidates all pledge to improve cycling across Combined Authority region
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.
27 April 2017 - 11:26am
Greater Manchester Metro Mayor candidates pledge to deliver Space for Cycling if elected
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.
21 April 2017 - 11:58am
“Cycle strategy vision welcome, now the hard work begins”, says Cycling UK
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.
11 April 2017 - 11:11am
Metro Mayor candidates agree to plan a Tees Valley-wide cycle network
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.
6 April 2017 - 10:15am
West Midlands Metro Mayor candidates unanimously back improved cycling conditions
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.
15 March 2017 - 3:25pm
Cheshire East Council officially backs Space for Cycling
Cheshire East council passed a motion to support Space for Cycling
Cheshire East Council has become the first local authority to formally pass a motion supporting our Space for Cycling campaign.
10 March 2017 - 1:20pm
Greater Manchester needs a "world class transport system" says Conservative candidate
Sean Anstee, the Conservative candidate running for mayor of Greater Manchester, tells us his plans for cycling should he be elected on 4 May.
8 March 2017 - 4:27pm
Why don't more women cycle?
Ayrshire Ladies ride
Men do nearly three times as many cycling journeys as women, and travel more than four times as far. What makes the UK so hostile towards women on bikes? Why are we lagging so far behind our European neighbours in gender parity? Cycling UK member Alix Stredwick, who has worked on cycling issues since 2001, explains why – and what can be done about it.
28 February 2017 - 3:28pm
Space for cycling will improve rush hour traffic flow
space for cycling reduces traffic
Cycling UK's parliamentary evidence to Transport Committee inquiry on urban congestion explains how better cycling provision will allow more people to travel safely and quickly.
31 January 2017 - 11:27am
How to make a 'tube map' cycle network
The Bath cycle tube map
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
 
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