Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers published by Cycling UK

Cycling UK's Chief Exec Paul Tuohy, Green GLA Member and Islington Councillor Caroline Russell and Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha launch the guide

Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers published by Cycling UK

Cycling UK has updated its Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers. The guide clearly sets out the many benefits that Space for Cycling can bring to communities and gives practical steps for making it a reality.

The new guide follows a simple three-step process to creating Space for Cycling:

  • Plan: plan a comprehensive network of cycle-friendly routes
  • Invest: actively seek the funding to implement the network
  • Build: build the network using up to date, high quality design standards

I welcome Cycling UK’s Guide for Decision Makers as it clearly shows how to create Space for Cycling. Now we need the Government to create some national design guidelines, to ensure that all Space for Cycling is built to a standard that will truly allow anyone to cycle anywhere.

Caroline Russell, Green member of the Greater London Authority and Islington Councillor

The guide is designed to offer something to decision makers of all persuasions. To councillors with little interest in cycling, the guide lays out some of the many ways in which making Space for Cycling would benefit their constituency. To decision-makers who already want to make Space for Cycling, the guide illustrates how it can be done.

To make the case clearly, the guide is filled with pictures from around the UK, showing how top quality Space for Cycling is already transforming communities – from Cambridge to Clackmannanshire.

Caroline Russell, Green member of the Greater London Authority, said of the guide:

“I welcome Cycling UK’s Guide for Decision Makers as it clearly shows how to create Space for Cycling.

"If we make our streets safe and convenient for people getting about on foot and by cycle, we will tackle pollution and congestion, and improve the health and well-being of local communities.

"Now we need the Government to create some national design guidelines, to ensure that all Space for Cycling is built to a standard that will truly allow anyone to cycle anywhere."

Cycling UK’s Chief Exec, Paul Tuohy, said:

"As the cyclists's champion, we want to help create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere. We hope this guide will give local councils the tools to create Space for Cycling and as a result make their communities healthier and better places to live for all."  

Please use the guide to persuade your Councillors to create Space for Cycling, and if you would like to be more involved, there are many other ways you can help with the campaign.

The guide is available electronically online and hard copies can be ordered for free from Cycling UK. 

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