English elections: Local cycling for everyone

Thank you to everyone who supported our election campaign and reached out to local councillor candidates, asking them to move up the gears and take steps to ensure cycling is for everyone. Thanks to your support, hundreds of councillor candidates across England pledged to support Cycling for everyone if elected.
Cycling for everyone

The local elections on 6 May were a key opportunity to ask local politicians to support a vision where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilites can cycle more often.

We’ve wrote to over 2000 councillor candidates to ask them to pledge their support for two asks to make sure cycling is for everyone:

  1. The investment needed in active travel to achieve the 2025 target to double levels of cycling, making active travel a priority in all transport and neighbourhood decision-making.
  2. The development and delivery of an active travel network of safe, accessible and direct routes including cycling infrastructure networks designed to national standards in every town and city, and rural routes to link these

Thanks to your support, hundreds of candidates made the pledge to support cycling for everyone: find out what the election results mean for cycling in England.

During the election, we also supported local cycling campaigns to influence their Metro Mayoral candidates.

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Where were the elections?

Over 150 local authorities held elections on 6 May, including many county, unitary, and metropolitan borough councils. These councils are Highways Authorities, meaning they're responsible for cycling and walking in the region.

A number of mayoral elections were also held, with many mayors often holding significant influence and power over investment in transport and cycling.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) were also elected throughout England and Wales. Visit our main election page for more information on the PCC elections.

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