If you like what we do, why not join us?
Leeds Cycling Campaign is a group of people in the Leeds area who want to make things a whole lot better for cycling. Leeds falls behind many other UK cities in terms of cycle facilities, and the proportion of the people who consider cycling a viable option for getting about is low. Cycling on Leeds' roads is seen as dangerous - because of poor road surfaces, unhelpful road layout, poorly maintained facilities etc. All this needs to change.
According to our Constitution, Leeds Cycling Campaign exists:
- to promote cycling in the Leeds area
- to make Leeds a ‘better place in which to cycle’.
- to encourage all cyclists to cycle with consideration for other people, and to follow National Standards for cycling
Our members and elected committee put this into practice by:
- Regular input on road schemes, cycle facilities and strategic areas through discussions with Leeds City Council, the West Yorkshire integrated transport authority (Metro) and meetings like the Cycling Consultation Forum
- Organising regular rides for all experience levels, meetings, and events for members
- Lobbying elected representatives about specific issues, in order to ensure the views of cyclists are heard.
- Giving weight of numbers to back up individuals campaigning on local issues.
- Conducting rides around Leeds in order to try out existing facilities and highlight where they need improving.
- Working with other organisations - local and national - to promote cycling and work towards a better environment for cycling
Leeds Cycling Campaign needs *you* to get involved. Campaiging might involve:
- Sending a couple of emails a year to your local councillor and MP about a particular issue.
- Attending a meeting with council transport officers to discuss a road scheme that affects you.
- Providing support to others in their campaigns.
- Giving a voice to Leeds' cyclists on local radio or TV.
The more people who campaign the more influence we can have. If we do nothing, nothing will change.
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