Councillors supporting Space for Cycling
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CllrDavidCameronAberdeen City CouncilScottish Nationalist
CllrSteveDelaneyAberdeen City CouncilLiberal DemocratI agree the roads are too busy for most people to feel confident cycling. I tried it a few years ago, ably assisted by a friend from our local cycle forum and it was terrifying!

We are where we are with current road layout and need to be pragmatic as to what can be delivered in this respect, but where do opportunities exist to make improvements these should be done in consultation with local cycle groups.
CllrMartinGreigAberdeen City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrAileenMaloneAberdeen City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrRossThomsonAberdeen City CouncilConservativeI am pleased to advise you that I am the City Council’s Cycling Champion and in that role over the last two years I have been working very closely with the Aberdeen Cycle Forum. We have been successful in providing more cycle parking, ensuring new developments coming forward have proper cycle facilities, we managed to ensure that some cycle routes were gritted last winter for the first time ever and that is set to continue this winter, we have significantly increased the number of schools participating in Bikeability and recently we brought a petition to the petitions committee calling for the Westhill Cycle Route to be widened and improved. On the back of that a report is now coming to a future meeting of the Council regarding those improvements which is a very positive step forward.
CllrIanYuillAberdeen City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrGraemeClarkAberdeenshire CouncilScottish Nationalist
CllrKarenClarkAberdeenshire CouncilLiberal DemocratAs an elected member I do acknowledge we need to do more on this issue
CllrJohnCoxAberdeenshire CouncilScottish Nationalist
CllrAlisonEvisonAberdeenshire CouncilLabourThis campaign matches the work of NESTRANS locally which has a vision of creating an environment in which walking and cycling are convenient, safe, comfortable, healthy and attractive travel choices for everyday journeys. _x000D_
Clearly , although positive steps are being taken to seek funding for this locally, within the current climate there are many competing priorities and progress has to be looked at over the longer-term.
CllrRonMcKailAberdeenshire CouncilConservative
CllrRichardThomsonAberdeenshire CouncilScottish Nationalist
CllrSandyTaylorArgyll & Bute CouncilScottish NationalistI would be interested to learn how we can deliver 'space for cycling' in a rural area like Argyll and Bute.
CllrRichardTrailArgyll & Bute CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrNigelRobertsBath & North East Somerset CouncilLiberal DemocratI very much support that we should be spending at least £10 per head of population for Bath and North East Somerset this will be £1.8 million per year for cycling. Cycling is a vital part of our transport strategy.
CllrDavidSawyerBedford Borough CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrAlbertBoreBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrSamBurdenBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrPeterGriffithsBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrRogerHarmerBirmingham City CouncilLiberal DemocratI welcome the £17m that the Lib Dems in Government have helped to secure to improve cycling conditions in Birmingham, though that is clearly just the start of achieving what is needed.
CllrKathHartleyBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrTimothyHuxtableBirmingham City CouncilConservative
CllrEwanMackeyBirmingham City CouncilConservative
CllrJamesMcKayBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrBrettO'ReillyBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrJohnO'SheaBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrDavidPearsBirmingham City CouncilConservativeWe need to encourage to cycle to work or use public transport and need to get the infrastructure right.its not just about the roads but issues like more trains with space for bikes will help.Some roads do not have space for cycle lane in which case other avenues need to be explored such as tow paths along canals
CllrVictoriaQuinnBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrCarlRiceBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrClaireSpencerBirmingham City CouncilLabour and Co-operativeWe have the Cycle City Ambition project and the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan, both of which lay out our plans for cycling. I desperately want a Birmingham where people can cycle safely and confidently, and I will always consider how we can rebalance spaces to make them better for people walking and cycling.
CllrPaulTilsleyBirmingham City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrLisaTrickettBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrMikeWardBirmingham City CouncilLiberal DemocratI welcome the £17m that the Liberal Democrats in Government have helped to secure to improve cycling conditions in Birmingham
CllrWaseemZaffarBirmingham City CouncilLabour
CllrDavidChadwickBolton Metropolitan Borough CouncilLabour
CllrStephenPickupBolton Metropolitan Borough CouncilLabour
CllrMarkHowellBorough of PooleOtherPoole People and local residents are campaigning to introduce more pedestrian and cycle friendly road systems into Poole town centre. Transport officers are still heavily car-focused and are resisting. We encourage members of the cycling fraternity to contact councillors from the Lib Dem and Conservative parties to help persuade them of the need for safe on-road cycle routes.
CllrSimonBullBournemouth Borough CouncilGreen PartyBournemouth does have a cycling strategy in place to get more people cycling but it also has a considerable amount of poor infrastructure, high traffic levels and consequently a high level of cycling injuries. I aim to become an active member of the cycling forum and do what I can to address these issues in my role as a councillor.
CllrLizzieDeaneBrighton & Hove City CouncilGreen PartyMany more people would cycle if they felt the streets were safer. There needs to be a greater balance of needs for alternatives to motor vehicles.
CllrTomDruittBrighton & Hove City CouncilGreen PartyI am a keen cyclist and in densely populated and often congested Brighton cycling is the obvious choice. There has been a lot of improvements in recent years in cycling infrastructure but sadly some groups are becoming very anti- any cycling infrastructure if it affects road space or motorist-priority. We need to do more to win the argument that improving space for cycling improves the space for everyone. And we need to do more to improve the reputation of cyclists by not riding on pavements, running red lights, riding in the dark with no lights etc etc.
CllrLeoLittmanBrighton & Hove City CouncilGreen Party
CllrPhelimMacCaffertyBrighton & Hove City CouncilGreen Party
CllrWarrenMorganBrighton & Hove City CouncilLabour and Co-operative
CllrOllieSykesBrighton & Hove City CouncilGreen PartyLots has been done in Brighton and Hove to make cycling easier and safer but there's much more to be done
CllrPeteWestBrighton & Hove City CouncilGreen PartyAs a Green Council administration, in line with our recognition as the world's first city committed to One Planet Living we have made multi-million pound investments in new cycle and bus lanes and pedestrian infrastructure improvements, personal travel planning and introduced widespread 20mph - all of which is together supporting growth in sustainable and active travel. The city is now a national leader in sustainable travel.
CllrCharlieBoltonBristol City CouncilGreen PartyCycling is good for health, good for the environment, good for fitness, good for employers, good for employees, good fun, the quickest way to travel in a city, cuts air pollution, cuts congestion, saves money - all win, win, win.
CllrMarkBradshawBristol City CouncilLabour and Co-operativeI am very supportive of the campaign and it is very welcome given the emphasis on less confident cyclists, awareness and promoting better connected, more segregated routes. In Bristol, these are priorities for us and active work is underway to achieve these goals. As England's first Cycling City, we view this as unfinished business: we want to do more and to work across the City with neighbourhoods and cycling organisations.
CllrClareCampion-SmithBristol City CouncilLiberal DemocratCycling has a very important part to play in keeping cities moving. We need to make it safe and pleasant for all types of journeys and for all ages
CllrMartinFodorBristol City CouncilGreen PartyI welcome this report and attended the launch of the council's new Cycling Strategy. Better high quality provision for cycling is a vital part of our local transport infrastructure and will have multiple benefits for congestion, pollution, health and fitness. I am following proposals to do more in my ward and the city with interest and impatience when proposals get delayed
CllrFiHanceBristol City CouncilGreen Party
CllrGaryHopkinsBristol City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrAnthonyNegusBristol City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrKevinQuartleyBristol City CouncilConservative
CllrMhairiThrelfallBristol City CouncilLabour
CllrMarkWrightBristol City CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrChaudharyDittaBuckinghamshire County CouncilLiberal DemocratThank you for your email. You have raised a very important and environment friendly issue. Cycling will not only be a benefit to individuals because of their health but reduce pollution to our planet which our generation will be able to live an healthy life. Cycling is very often discussed in council meetings. I myself am a great believer to a 20mp on our street. I very much appreciate your email, as you know there are a few designated areas for cyclists but I will try to promote wherever.
CllrMarkShawBuckinghamshire County CouncilConservative
CllrAlanQuinnBury Metropolitan Borough CouncilLabour
CllrJamesBakerCalderdale Metropolitan Borough CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrAnneCollinsCalderdale Metropolitan Borough CouncilLabour
CllrDotFosterCalderdale Metropolitan Borough CouncilLabourAs a newly elected local councillor with close involvement with the CTC, l understand some of the problems faced by cyclists when competing for space on the road. To increase the numbers of cyclists on the road, and tackle some of the serious health issues in our community, it is important we make cycling safer to encourage more people to use bicycles for leisure and commuting. I fully support the Space for Cycling campaign.
CllrGrahamHallCalderdale Metropolitan Borough CouncilConservativeI fully support Space for Cycling. This makes for a cleaner air quality environment in local areas. In addition, it enables cyclists to get more regular exercise. This in turn will reduce the amount of money spent by the NHS. New cycling routes could be part financed by savings acheived from cyling creating a healthier community.
CllrDavidKirtonCalderdale Metropolitan Borough CouncilConservativeAs the Tour De France is scheduled to depart on the 5th July here in Yorkshire, many more people have taken to cycling and what a great way to get and keep fit.
CllrAdamWilkinsonCalderdale Metropolitan Borough CouncilLabour
CllrSimonBywaterCambridgeshire County CouncilUKIP
CllrIanManningCambridgeshire County CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrPeterToppingCambridgeshire County CouncilConservativeobviously there are differences between cycling in the centre of cities like London and cycling in our rural Cambridgeshire villages - I support cycle lanes and paths linking villages and transport hubs like rail stations.
CllrSusanVan de VenCambridgeshire County CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrFenellaBowdenCardiff County CouncilIndependent
CllrJoeBoyleCardiff County CouncilLiberal DemocratThe planned expansion of Cardiff is set to throw an even greater number of cars onto the city's already over-crowded streets. We need to break this reliance on the car but will not do so until alternative methods of transport are made more attractive. Creating space for cycling is precisely the sort of initiative needed in a city that at present does not cater sufficiently for cyclists.
CllrJosephCarterCardiff County CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrElizabethClarkCardiff County CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrRalphCookCardiff County CouncilLabourWales is generally difficult for cyclists seeing as it has long stretches of often rural roads between communities, or in South Wales ribbon development along the sides of valleys, either way cycle lanes become extremely expensive infrastructure to put in. Cardiff, being a compact urban area is finally cottoning on to the needs of cyclists and I did quite a bit to assist cyclists whilst I was the cabinet member for highways and transport.
CllrRichardCookCardiff County CouncilLabour
CllrIonaGordonCardiff County CouncilLabourI totally support CTC's Campaign to provide space for cyclists which will encourage more to get on bikes to travel around our cities. Cardiff is a flat city till the outer suburbs which rise gently. We are working out how to make it No 1 Cycling City in
the UK! Watch out Bristol and York!
CllrGarryHuntCardiff County Council
CllrKateLloydCardiff County CouncilLiberal Democrat
CllrMaryMcGarryCardiff County CouncilLabourCardiff Council is already committed to this policy.
CllrSarahMerryCardiff County CouncilLabour
CllrHuwThomasCardiff County CouncilLabour and Co-operative
CllrJudithWoodmanCardiff County CouncilLiberal DemocratWe have cycle lanes within my ward , but need more.Sadly , there is not enough money to do all that we want , and the willingness also has to come from the council._x000D_
Children need to be taught cycling proficiency at school and that sadly is also at threat due to council finances.
CllrJohnJamesCarmarthenshire County CouncilLabourThis is an excellent initiative. More people need to be made aware of how cycling can become an everyday part of their lives. _x000D_
But we need to make it as safe and as comfortable as possible to encourage this regular usage, as well as looking after the current regular users.
CllrRichardStayCentral Bedfordshire CouncilConservative
CllrMarkVersallionCentral Bedfordshire CouncilConservative
CllrSuzanneBrookfieldCheshire East CouncilLabour: I am not a cyclist but it is something I would like to feel confident enough to aspire to. My own particular area is a highly densely populated area both in terms of people and vehicles. Both the moving and stationary vehicles are what troubles me as a would be cyclist.
Parked vehicles are a hazard for both the cyclist and pedestrian and this is not addressed.
More continuous cycle routes are required with clearer signage including guidelines for both the pedestrian and cyclist.
I would be supportive of no vehicle zones in urban and built up areas.
Perhaps more of our Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers could be seen to be using cycles.
CllrSteveCarterCheshire East CouncilLabour
CllrSamCorcoranCheshire East CouncilLabour and Co-operativeCheshire East Council's Local Plan was a missed opportunity to improve cycling provision. There were too many aspirational words and too few practical details.
The recent central hatched road markings on Congleton Road in Sandbach are bad for cyclists and show an incorrect prioritisation of lorries over bicycles in a town centre route.
The quality of the road surface in the 1 metre closest to teh kerb should receive special attention so that cyclists do no have to swerve out to avoid potholes and poor road services.
CllrIreneFaseyiCheshire East CouncilLabourCheshire East Council should endeavour to create cycling paths on all roads in CE, as well as making it mandatory as part of applications approval on new housing developments.
CllrDorothyFludeCheshire East CouncilLabour
CllrLesGilbertCheshire East CouncilConservative
CllrJohnHammondCheshire East CouncilConservativeI fully support this most worthwhile Campaign,
CllrAliftHarewoodCheshire East CouncilLabour
CllrJanetJacksonCheshire East CouncilLabour
CllrLauraJeudaCheshire East CouncilLabourAs a member of a minority group on Cheshire East Council I have no access to extra funding but colleagues in the Labour Group fully support extra and safe cycling routes.
CllrDavidMarrenCheshire East CouncilConservativeI am completely sympathetic to the campaign for safer cycling and fully appreciate user and parental concerns as I have a grandchild just beginning to cycle. I also know from my own experience just how dangerous cycling can be because of inconsiderate drivers.
CllrAndrewMartinCheshire East CouncilConservative
CllrHowardMurrayCheshire East CouncilConservativeWe need to build on the work already done in Poynton during the shared space revitalisation. Safer routes from the estates and national cycle paths leading to schools and the village centre; creation of 20 mph zones, supported by hard and soft engineering, in most, if not all, of the estate areas.
CllrRaziaDanielsCheshire West and Chester CouncilConservative
CllrAndrewDawsonCheshire West and Chester CouncilConservativeI have long campaigned for more and safer cycling routes in CWaC and especially in and around my community of Frodsham and will continue to do so. I wish to see safe longer distance routes along the Weaver, to Delamere Forest and linking up with other routes such as the Wirral Way. I am campaigning to see NCR5 improved in and around Frodsham and wish to see major employment sites accessible from Frodsham safely by bicycle.
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