A safe, convenient and enjoyable cycle network for everyone
- Protected cycleways on main roads and through junctions
- Prevent rat-running on residential streets and lower speed limits
- Safe walking and cycling routes to schools, shops and workplaces
Vibrant street life and low-traffic neighbourhoods
- Reduce motor traffic where people live, shop and spend time
- Sociable streets where neighbours can chat and children can play
- 43.7% of Nottingham households don’t have access to a car or van – yet so many live on streets blighted by too much motor traffic (Nottingham City Census 2011).
Inclusive and easy, not limited to the quick and the brave
- Having the freedom to get around by bike shouldn’t only be for the fit and fast
- Safe, accessible and enjoyable routes for all kinds of people on all kinds of cycles
- It’s not about being a ‘keen cyclist’ or being sporty (but good for you if you are)
Learning from the best
- Building a safe, joined-up cycle network has been proven (in cities in the UK and around the world) to dramatically increase the number and variety of people cycling for everyday journeys.
- Although small improvements are welcome, we campaign for safe, enjoyable routes which actively enable people to cycle, rather than simply encouraging individuals to choose cycling.
- We look to countries and cities with high levels of cycling for inspiration.
Short journeys are really important
- In 2014, 56% of car journeys in England were under 5 miles.**
- We want to enable more people to make more of their journeys (especially short journeys) by cycling.
Still not convinced?
Take a look at this wonderful video about the freedom that comes with a cycling city.