Space for Cycling is a campaign being coordinated across the whole of London by London Cycling Campaign, for the 2014 local elections (and there is also a national Space for Cycling Campaign being coordinated by CTC).
For the campaign, London cyclists have identified “ward asks”: one demand for each ward in the capital to make it better for cycling, to put to the election candidates in that ward and try to gain their support. These are all related to the following campaign themes:
- Protected space on main roads
- No through-motor-traffic zones
- 20mph speed limits*
- Safer cycle routes to schools
- Liveable high streets
- More parkland routes
The Space for Cycling site has been set up to allow anyone to send messages to their council candidates to ask them to support the “ask” for their ward. Input your postcode into the site and it will generate a customizable message about your local ask that will be sent to all the candidates for your ward for whom we have details.
You can read about our ask for each ward in Brent, with pictures and videos showing the location, where we describe the problem in each case and explain our proposed solution.
*We’re not making any ward asks on the theme of 20mph speed limits, because we think this should be the universal speed limit for the whole borough (except for a very small number of major roads), not confined to small pockets.