English elections: Local cycling for everyone
The local elections on 6 May were a key opportunity to ask local politicians to support a vision where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilites can cycle more often.
We’ve wrote to over 2000 councillor candidates to ask them to pledge their support for two asks to make sure cycling is for everyone:
- The investment needed in active travel to achieve the 2025 target to double levels of cycling, making active travel a priority in all transport and neighbourhood decision-making.
- The development and delivery of an active travel network of safe, accessible and direct routes including cycling infrastructure networks designed to national standards in every town and city, and rural routes to link these
Hundreds of candidates made the pledge, and we'll let you know, once results are annouced, which of your elected representatives committed to supporting active travel. We'll also be reaching out to newly elected councils to encourage them to be proactive in embracing cycling and walking as part of the Covid-19 recovery.
During the election, we also supported local cycling campaigns to influence their Metro Mayoral candidates.