Challenge Your Candidates to Create Space For Cycling in Sheffield

Cycle Sheffield is asking all Sheffield’s local council election candidates to pledge their support for Space for Cycling. You can email them NOW at www.spaceforcyclingsheffield.co.uk and tell them to support a cycle improvement in your local area.

Candidates in Sheffield’s local council elections have been invited to come on a big bike ride as part of the Space for Cycling campaign.

Emma Metcalfe who heads up the Space for Cycling campaign for Cycle Sheffield on her way to the Post Office!
Emma Metcalfe who heads up the Space for Cycling campaign for Cycle Sheffield on her way to the Post Office!

Cycle Sheffield has written to all candidates standing in May’s local elections and asked them to pledge to make Sheffield a city where riding a bike is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Candidates have been invited to bring their families and take part in the Space for Cycling BIG RIDE on Saturday 25th April, when hundreds of people will take to the streets on their bikes to call for a more cycle-friendly city.

Emma Metcalfe who heads up the Space for Cycling campaign says

“We’re asking candidates to pledge to support specific improvements in all 28 wards such as creating a safe route to a local school or a protected route on a busy main road.”

Newly elected Chair of Cycle Sheffield Matt Turner says

“We really need candidates to think about walking and cycling as being crucial to the design of our urban spaces. Making cycling safe and pleasant for everyone is the only way we will encourage people to be more active and tempt them away from cars. At the moment, cycling is not a practical choice for a large number of people, because it doesn’t feel safe.”

You can ask your local candidates to support the Space for Cycling campaign by visiting www.spaceforcyclingsheffield.co.uk. Cycle Sheffield is also asking as many people as possible to join the BIG RIDE.

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