The national campaign for creating space not conflict.
This website is volunteer-run for the purpose of promoting ‘space for cycling’ interest.
There were 122 people in the UK who were killed in 2012 whilst riding their bicycle – a 5 year high. See pictures of some of them HERE — surprise! they look like you and me; your mum and dad; your son and daughter; your grandmother and grandfather.
Another motivation: Segregated routes for cycling may entice the driver in front of you to choose to cycle instead (which also could lead to over £1bn of savings on the NHS health budget).
The links below do not indicate endorsement of this website by the listed organisations, nor that this website supports all the individual activities of those listed. They are all provided in good faith.
In this section…
- Local Campaigning
- Organisations and National Campaigning
- Other Organisations, Companies and Journals
A growing number of campaign groups around the country are calling on their local governments to create space for cycling. As of February 2014, two national groups – CTC and CycleNation – have stepped forward to support them (see section below about national campaigning).
|Freedom to Ride (and manifesto petition)
|#space4cycling petition – pledge your support
|London CC 2014 Local Election Campaign
|Space4cycling – the building blocks (step 1)Six building blocks:
|BBC (quotes RCC): Can Reading ever ‘go Dutch’ and become a cycling town?|
|What we want|
|Get Britain Cycling!|
|More people on bikes, more often.|
|Time to #ChooseCycling
|Make places cycle-friendlyBuses and bikes pushed out of new local transport funding|
|The Great Big Space For Cycling Blog Roundup|
1. The UK’s elected representatives – both national and local – have the principal role to play in creating the right conditions to enable all those who wish to cycle to do so safely and enjoyably.
2. Provision for cycling should be universal, providing a safe, convenient and enjoyable transport choice for people of all ages and abilities, for all their everyday journeys.
3. Unlocking cycling’s potential to be the primary, routine local transport choice will bring great improvements to everyone’s quality of life – not just the people who start cycling – and will help address many of the serious environmental, public health and local economic development challenges that the UK faces.
|Active Travel Active Scotland|
|Show you love 20 mph|
|Local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation|
|The Road Danger Reduction Charter pledges|
|Safer Streets: Cycling and Walking|
|Cities for PeopleWe fought for the [Active Travel] law. Will there be more than one?|
|Crumbs from the table for cycling and walking Cost benefit analysis of 20 mph zones in London|
|Cycle to Work Day – the result!|
|Stop Killing Cyclists! (organiser of the TfL Die-In)|
|All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG)|
|Get Britain Cycling (inquiry report)|
|UK Cycling Alliance|
|The Independent: Improve local cycling and we’ll vote for you, activists tell council candidates|
|The Guardian: Bike BlogThe Guardian: A cyclist’s view of London’s notorious Cycle Superhighway 2 – video|
|The Times: Cities Fit For Cycling|
|katsdekker:||Eyetest: Collaboration beyond a 20/20 vision|
|Manifietso:||Myth: No space for cycling|
|Vole O’Speed:||Space for cycling ride|
|As Easy As Riding a Bike:||Why we need space for cycling|
|Beyond the Kerb:||Space for cycling|
|Cyclists in the City:||1 mile long|
|20′s plenty for us:||Why?|
|Two Wheels Good:||Boris Johnson *still* doesn’t get the message|
|Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club:||Cycle campaigning simplified|
|Liveable:||Cycling: Is a change underway?|
|Pedaller:||What you can do right now|
|Bicycle Dutch:||What qualifies as Dutch design?|
|Amsterdamize:||Bicycle Cultures Are Man-Made|
|A view from the cycle path:||How much time do you have ? Who are we doing this for ?|
|Copenhagenize:||The Case for Bicycle Infrastructure|