Space for Cycling Pledge for Councillors

Any councillor can download the space for cycling pledge from the link below, fill in the form and return it to

Councillor Pledge Form

We will publicise your support and you can talk to us about ways to help develop cycle transport in your ward and more widely across Derby.

We look forward to hearing from, and speaking to, as many councillors as possible.

Why the  Space for Cycling campaign?

Derby Cycling Group has had enough of new projects and city council departments failing to deliver even the most basic facilities for cyclists. Our Space for Cycling campaign wants to get Derby City Councillors to recognise…

  • The benefits that cycling can bring to Derby and it’s citizens,
  • That much more must be done to make cycling a really attractive means of transport for everyone in the city
  • To create policies that will deliver a cycle network worthy of the name.
  • To get the city council to deliver real changes to enable more people to cycle more often and more safely

Letters Derby Cycling Group have written to city councillors:     Unless you are a new councillor since May 2016, you know what we want and why:

Letter 1 – Space for Cycling in Derby

Letter 2 – Why Space for Cycling is Needed?

Letter 3 – What Councillors Can Do for Cycle Transport

Letter 4 – A Guide for Local Decision Makers

PDF of Guide for Local Decision Makers

PRESENTATION to PARTY LEADERS: We invited the leaders of the four political parties on Derby City Council to face to face meetings with us so we could present to them the issues facing cyclists in Derby, how we think these can be overcome and the benefits for councillors from supporting our campaign. See for yourself what we said by watching the Council Leaders Presentation (unfortunately only Powerpoint).

We asked the leaders to sign our Space for Cycling Pledge . What happened? To see councillor’s responses to our campaign, look at the  Current Political Response

Matthew Holmes and Ranjit Banwait – both regular, everyday, urban cyclists – have not pledged their support for better conditions for cycle transport; why are they not supporting Space for Cycling? We look forward to you and all other city councillors taking up the challenge to make the council and the city a genuinely cycle friendly place to live and work.

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