On the 3rd of May voters in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield will elect a mayor of the Sheffield City Region. More info here.
There are 7 candidates:
- Dan Jarvis – Labour Party
- David Allen – English Democrats
- Hannah Kitching – Liberal Democrats
- Ian Walker – Conservative Party
- Mick Bower – Yorkshire Party
- Naveen Judah – South Yorkshire Save Our NHS
- Rob Murphy – Green Party
We have invited the candidates to our Space for Cycling Big ride.
We have also asked the candidates for the following commitment on enabling active travel:
- Appointing a Cycling and Walking Commissioner to lead delivery of cycling and walking schemes, engage with partners/stakeholders and ensure optimal use of Local Authority walking, cycling and maintenance budgets.
- Setting a target of at least two flagship schemes in each Local Authority – Deliver at least two Healthy Streets interventions or high-quality cycleways with each Local Authority in your first term.
- Creating a Dedicated Budget – Develop a standalone fund for cycling and walking improvements, and work with partners to lever investment into it, to provide predictable funding streams for active travel
We will update this page when we hear back from the candidates.