English and Welsh County Council candidates support Space for Cycling

County Councils have responsibility for most of Britain's local road network (photo: Devon County Council)
Full county council elections took place across Britain on Thursday 4th May 2017. Beforehand, Cycling UK along with Democracy Club and local voters, asked candidates how they would support cycling if they were elected.

On Thursday 4th May 2017, county council elections took place across Britain. County councils are highway authorities, which means they have responsibility over local roads. That means it is crucial that whoever is elected to these local government institutions understands the need to create safe and attractive Space for Cycling. 

In the lead up to the elections, Cycling UK teamed up with Democracy Club, as well as campaigners and voters from across the country, to ask candidates how they would support Space for Cycling if elected. Specifically, we asked candidates in England and Wales to support the Space for Cycling process, to: 

Produce a costed plan for a full network of cycle-friendly routes that allows people of all ages and abilities to cycle anywhere for any purpose.

Actively seek the funding to implement the network. 

Build the network using up-to-date high quality design standards.

We had responses from more than 250 candidates across almost 50 electoral areas, with responses showing overwhelming support for the campaign.  

Click here to see what your candidates said!

In Scotland, Cycling UK as part of the Walk Cycle Vote coalition, also quizzed candidates on a set of three asks around investment, infrastructure and local action.