Birmingham has 120 councillors. According to the 2011 Census there are 760,252 people in employment, of whom 6,629 cycle to work (1.56%). The following have signed up to make space for cycling and seek the funding to make it happen.
8 councillors have signed up in Birmingham, they are (in order of signing up):
- Cllr James McKay (Labour) “The national ‘Space for Cycling’ campaign chimes in perfectly with Birmingham City Council’s ambition for a Birmingham Cycle Revolution, and I’m pleased that we have secured some initial funding to get started. However, sustaining our 20-year ambition to transform Birmingham into a cycling city will need longer-term funding support. I’d strongly urge national politicians to support action to create ‘Space for Cycling’ as well.”
- Cllr David Radcliffe (Liberal Democrat) "I support the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, and want Birmingham to become healthier, greener, safer and less congested."
- Cllr David Pears (Conservative) "We need to encourage to cycle to work or use public transport and need to get the infrastructure right.its not just about the roads but issues like more trains with space for bikes will help.Some roads do not have space for cycle lane in which case other avenues need to be explored such as tow paths along canals"
- Cllr Ernie Hendricks (Liberal Democrats)
- Cllr Elaine Williams (Labour)
- Cllr John O'Shea (Labour)
- Cllr Victoria Quinn (Labour)
- Cllr Steve Bedser (Labour and Co-operative)