Space for Cycling Campaigners Conference
Saturday, 3 May 2014 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)
The national Space for Cycling campaign is calling on councils across the country to improve quality of life for all, by making our streets and roads safe and inviting for everyone to cycle, regardless of their ability or age.
Join us for a day of workshops for local cycle campaigners working on Space for Cycling or wanting to get involved.
- Livable streets and 20mph
- Protected cycle lanes and decent junctions
- Utlising the press and social media
- Getting a campaign going in your area
- Cycle lanes through greenspaces
- Understanding your local council
- Safer routes to schools
.....plus Plenary sessions from experienced cycle campaigners from around the country.
A full workshop timetable will be available on the CTC's Campaign Page soon.
Lunch can be purchased in the Swarthmore Cafe. The £5 ticket price covers venue hire only (lunch not included).
Background to Space for Cycling
Last year, the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) launched the 'Space for cycling' campaign, and will be demanding better quality cycling provision in the capital from all council candidates in the London elections in May 2014.
CTC, together with campaign groups from Cyclenation, the federation of local campaign groups, will be taking LCC's campaign national. Cycling campaigns from many of Britain's other big cities: Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol as well as those from smaller towns and cities, are working on a shared vision for the campaign.
Building on the political momentum from the all-party Get Britain Cycling report and the Prime Minister’s call for a ‘cycling revolution’ - the overall aim is to secure commitments from government at all levels to principles of good design for cycling, and provide the funding required to implement them – at least £10 per person per annum - rising eventually to £20 per person, per year.
Many of the major English cities will have the opportunity to challenge their candidates to sign up to the Space for Cycling message in local elections this May. In towns and cities where there are no elections, it will be necessary to seek commitments from existing councillors.
Furthermore, the campaign will seek to mobilise the cycling vote ahead of the General Election in 2015. We need decent funding commitments to cycling in the manifestoes of all political parties, to ensure that whoever forms the next government, the aspiration to Get Britain Cycling becomes a reality.
When & Where
CTC - the National Cycling Charity, in partnership with Cyclenation groups
CTC is working in partnership with Cyclenation groups to organise this campaign.