Campaign

Space for Cycling

Introduction

Space for Cycling logo

The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere.

Cycle-friendly streets are the life-blood of safe, pleasant and healthy communities. They are good for everybody's quality of life, whether or not they chose to cycle.

You can help create Space for Cycling by calling on your Councillors to pledge their support for high standards of cycle-friendly planning and design, and the funding needed to deliver this. Cycling needs to become a safe, convenient and enjoyable option for people of all ages and backgrounds, for any local journey.

What does Space for Cycling mean?

What Space for Cycling means will depend on the location, with different solutions for major and minor roads and junctions, in urban and rural areas alike. In general though, the answers are covered by the the Space for Cycling campaign's 6 themes

  1. Protected space on main roads
  2. Removing through motor traffic in residential areas
  3. Lower speed limits
  4. Cycle-friendly town centres
  5. Safe routes to school
  6. Routes through green spaces

You can also view a 2-minute video by CTC President Jon Snow, explaining what the campaign is calling for, or read our 8 page guide for local decision makers.

How much support has the campaign had so far?

How you can get involved in Space for Cycling?

Cycling infrastructure mapped

If you've got photos of good - or bad - cycling infrastructure, you can upload them to CTC's map of infrastructure.

Where does the campaign come from?

The Space for Cycling campaign was originally created by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). The LCC's campaign in London is focussed on lobbying candidates in this year’s London borough elections.

CTC is taking LCC’s London-born campaign nationwide, working together with the Cyclenation federation of local campaign groups, with generous funding from the cycle industry's 'Bike Hub' levy, run by the Bicycle Association. Read more about the background to the Space for Cycling campaign.

  • For all enquiries, please contact: Robbie Gillett, Space for Cycling Officer / tel.: 01483 238327

Recent Campaign Activity

The Big Cycling Debate - 02 March
Political parties quizzed on their cycling commitments News
The Big Cycling Debate yesterday [2 March] proved a useful opportunity to press the three main parties on what they would do to Get Britain Cycling - and crucially, how much they are prepared to spend on it.
Cycling supporter at Labour Party Conference Sept 2014, Manchester
Follow The Big Cycling Debate on Twitter #cyclingdebate News
The UK Cycling Alliance (UKCA) will be hosting the first ever national cycling debate on Monday 2 March.
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors
The benefits of local campaigning Blog
We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
Red smart pedal
Is too much technology a bad thing? Blog
New gear for bikes is coming out all the time but is this smart technology good for cycling wonders CTC Communications volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill

Case Studies

Portsmouth - A City to Share
CTC cycling Case Study
In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the...
Petitioning for a green route to Heysham
Proposed Heysham - Lancaster route
Lancashire cycle campaign group Dynamo has been successfully drumming up public support for a proposed green cycle route to connect Lancaster to Heysham.
Leighton Buzzard residents demand Space for Cycling
100 residents pinned messages to local councillors on a bike
Nearly 100 people from the Leighton Buzzard area have come together to demand that the council invest more funds in better provision for cycling in the town.

Archive

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

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