Campaign

Vote Bike

Introduction

Vote Bike

Come 5 May, thousands of people across the UK will be heading to the polls. Elections for regional representatives are happening across the devolved nations, as well as for the English and Welsh Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), and in local elections for Mayors and councillors. You can now quiz your candidates on where they stand on cycling too!

Our President, Jon Snow, wrote to Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh and PCC candidates at the beginning of April asking them if they will help improve cycling in their areas, by supporting a range of specific measures. Their responses are coming in and being logged for you to see what their views on cycling are. 

You can now contact your candidates via our Vote Bike 2016 tool, and ask them to support cycling in their area!

In Wales, we're calling for Assembly Member candidates to support our twin calls for funding of at least £10 per head and increased open access. Welsh voters also have the opportunity to vote for their next PCC too. This election we're asking PCC candidates to restore funding for roads policing making them safer for everyone.

In Scotland, we're supporting the collaborative campaign of Walk Cycle Vote, which is seeking MSP candidate support in the areas of funding, infrastructure and safety.  

Similarly in Northern Ireland, we're working collaboratively with NI Greenways and Sustrans Northern Ireland asking MLA candidates to lock in annual cycling investment between £10 and £25 per head of population and support calls for the building of a 600 mile plus greenway network across Northern Ireland using predominantly the former railways which silently wind their way through much of the country. 

For local and Mayoral elections, we've put together an article on what local campaign groups across England are doing.

Recent Campaign Activity

Bicycle outside of a polling station
Did you Vote Bike on 5 May? Blog
This spring Cycling UK has been contacting candidates throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales ahead of the various elections held today, 5 May. Cycling UK campaigner, Sam Jones, outlines what has happened and what’s next…
Polling Station with bicycle outside
Road Crime is Real Crime - in Wales News
With less than two days to go before the polls open, it's the Welsh Police and Crime Commissioner candidates who are pledging to treat Road Crime as Real Crime and committing to increase road traffic police funding and numbers, and the English candidates who need to be pressed to commit
Cyclists in Belfast
Is Northern Ireland experiencing a cycling surge? Blog
The remarkable recent rise in the popularity, profile and rates of cycling in Northern Ireland is being recognised by a political class seemingly undergoing a culture shift. Local campaigner, NI Greenways, gives a bit more background on what is happening this Election Cycle 2016.
Cyclists on their way to Stormont
Strong support for cycling investment from Northern Ireland Assembly candidates Press Release
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.
 
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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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