The county councils control all our roads except the A47 and the borough/district councils control town planning and many open spaces. They have the power to create space for cycling in every town and village. Please take action to support Space for Cycling near you:
- Cycle-friendly town centres
- Cycle routes in green spaces
- More 20mph (urban) and 40mph (rural) speed limits
- Protected space on main roads
- Remove through motor traffic
- Safe routes to schools
The plan is to ask riders what cycling problems they face near them and to ask election candidates if they will support space4cycling and fix those problems if they're elected. Finally, we'll ask councillors to deliver on promises and policy. This will be an ongoing cycle...
Supporters: contact your county council candidates and tell us what they say, or simply Ask For Space4cycling - and if you like, join the debate by using the hashtag #space4cycling on social media.
Here's the background: Space for Cycling is a national campaign co-ordinated by CTC in conjunction with Cyclenation and other local cycle campaign groups, building on an initiative of the London Cycling Campaign. It is supported by cycle industry funding from the Bicycle Association's 'Bike Hub' levy and by private donations. We support the guide "Making Space for Cycling" produced by our CycleNation colleagues and endorsed by many groups including CTC and British Cycling and we have a profile of who does and doesn't cycle around West Norfolk.
So please, Ask for Space4cycling!