Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 - Chris Peck CTC

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Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 - Chris Peck CTC

  1. 1. Inspired by the London Cycling Campaign and supported by the Bicycle Association Inspired by the London Cycling Campaign and supported by the Bicycle Association
  2. 2. Photo by Jim Killick, used under ShareAlike
  3. 3. Context for space for cycling • London Cycling Campaign’s space for cycling slogan has resonated locally • An opportunity to strengthen the ‘cycling vote’ and make links between local and national campaigning • Political momentum - Times campaign, Love London Go Dutch, Get Britain Cycling, forthcoming Cycling Delivery Plan. (But it won’t last…) • Local momentum - enthusiasm from cities, campaign groups growing in strength • Government committed to ‘fine words’ but not targets, design standards or funding
  4. 4. Old Shoreham Road, Brighton
  5. 5. Campaign plan Recruit supporters and challenge candidates/councillors Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Autumn 2014 Map councillors’ responses Mobilise supporters to influence MPs before party conferences Send supporters on to existing local campaign groups Training workshops for new & existing groups Local groups target key constituencies INDIVIDUALSGROUPS
  6. 6. The Big Rides - 17th May Photo by Jim Killick, used under ShareAlike
  7. 7. Challenge your councillors to make space for cycling in your area Enter your postcode to find out about what is happening in your area submit If you want to see space for cycling, so that anyone can cycle anywhere, join the nation-wide space for cycling campaign, and write to your local councillors, asking them to pledge to make space for cycling.
  8. 8. Challenge your councillors to make space for cycling in your area Dear Cllr Doe, Please make space for cycling on our streets I am writing as your constituent and someone who would like to cycle more. Nationally 62% of people agree with the statement that ‘the idea of cycling on busy roads frightens me’. If we want more people to cycle, we must make conditions on our streets feel safer. I want to see Graniteshire County Council making protected space on our main roads, removing through traffic from residential streets, lowering speeds limits and making our town centres cycle friendly. To find out what this means in practice visit www.space4cycling.org.uk … send mail Write to your local councillors, asking them to pledge to make space for cycling. Your councillor is Cllr Joanna Doe
  9. 9. Success… Local commitment from candidates and councillors Translate local pressure into manifesto commitments Long term funding of £10+ per head for cycling Existing groups strengthened, new groups form Better design standards to build better infrastructure
  10. 10. Thanks! chris.peck@ctc.org.uk

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