Space for Cycling

Do you want safe space for cycling on our roads and streets? Then join the National Space for Cycling campaign!

Click here to contact your local Councillors right now! remember you can personalise the email by clicking on each Councillor's name.

What is Space for Cycling?

Leeds is calling for action on six key themes. These connect with the priorities in our Manifesto and Vision:

  • Safe Routes for schoolchildren
  • Reduction of traffic volume, creating streets without through motor traffic
  • Protected space on main roads and safe cycling through major junctions
  • Safe cycling in parks and greenways
  • 20mph speed limits creating safe space where people live
  • Liveable town centres


Read more about the Space for Cycling priorities and see local suggestions from our members

Read more about the National Space for Cycling campaign, coordinated by CTC


What will the campaign involve?

We are writing to local councillors to ask them to support Space for Cycling. You can start now by contacting your local councillors. Just click the Councillor's name to personalise the letter with your own Space4Cycling request. Is there a park in your area where families should be able to learn to ride? A busy road crying out for a safe cycle path alongside? A rat-run for vehicles that should be a safe space for cyclists and pedestrians?

What events are planned?

We held a Big Bike Ride on Saturday 17th May, which was a fantastically successful show of support for the Space4Cycling campaign, involving a spin around the city centre and a leisurely ride out to Kirkstall Abbey. We made local news on Calendar and BBC Look North as well as articles in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post and RoadCC. You can see photos from the ride by visiting our facebook page.