The national campaign for creating space not conflict.
This website is volunteer-run for the purpose of promoting ‘space for cycling’ interest.
Write to your local councillors and election candidates…
Calls for space for cycling grew during the ‘Get Britain Cycling‘ inquiry and became urgent as several people were killed in the autumn of 2013. The campaign strengthened during the local elections in May 2014. As of September 2014, there were 500 councillors supporting the nationwide campaign.
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. On 14th April 2014, the CTC launched their national ‘space for cycling’ campaign “in conjunction with local campaign groups” — see the section below about national campaigning for more on that.
|Freedom to Ride (and manifesto petition)
|#space4cycling petition – pledge your support
|TAKE ACTION! London CC 2014 Local Election Campaign
|Space4cycling – the building blocks (step 1)Six building blocks:
|Improving Cycling Infrastructure|
|BBC (quotes RCC): Can Reading ever ‘go Dutch’ and become a cycling town?|
|What we want|
|Get Britain Cycling!|
Organisations and National Campaigning
|More people on bikes, more often.|
|Launched a national campaign on 14 April 2014 “in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country” — also see LEEDS CONFERENCE 3 MAY.Five things that councils must do:
|The Great Big Space For Cycling Blog Roundup|
|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|
Other Organisations, Companies and Journals
|Cycle to Work Day – the result!|
|Stop Killing Cyclists!|
|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 Times: Cities Fit For Cycling|
|katsdekker:||Eyetest: Collaboration beyond a 20/20 vision|
|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|