Nearly 5000 emails sent to local election candidates on first day of Space for Cycling campaign

Members of the public sent nearly 5000 messages to their council election candidates in the first 24 hours of the London Cycling Campaign's Space for Cycling campaign, which is calling for 624 ward-specific cycling improvements.

Around 200 local election candidates - in 29 out of 32 boroughs, and representing Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties - have so far indicated their support for local Space for Cycling measures.

We're urging all supporters to keep up the pressure on local election candidates by using our web tool to message them your support:

TAKE ACTION: Email your candidates

On Monday 7 April 2014, LCC launched its Space for Cycling web tool (, which Londoners can use to find out what cycling improvement is being called for in their neighbourhood, and to email the people standing as candidates in those areas in the 22 May local elections.

LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha said, "We're delighted with the fantastic response to our Space for Cycling campaign from Londoners, who've been making sure local politicians and would-be politicians  hear the message that action must be taken to make our neighbourhoods safer for people of ages and abilities to cycle."

"The #space4cycling Twitter hashtag was buzzing yesterday, and we urge all our supporters to tell their family and friends about our hyper-local Space for Cycling campaign, and to share our action website at via Facebook and Twitter."

An article by LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha featured on The Guardian's popular Bike Blog pages yesterday, and LCC trustee Mustafa Arif appeared live on ITV's London Tonight evening news show explaining the benefits of Space for Cycling for the all Londoners.

Specialist cycling media BikeBiz and also covered the campaign in detail, as did online news outlets such as London24.  

TAKE ACTION: Email your candidates