We support the manifesto developed by national charity Sustrans calling for regional candidates to put walking and cycling at the heart of their transport plans, so we’ll be asking candidates about that too. Will they commit to increased funding for ambitious active travel schemes? Will they shape policies around neighbourhoods where most everyday destinations are accessible within a 20-minute walk or cycle ride? Will they ensure that policy and investment in sustainable transport doesn’t ignore people who are disadvantaged or marginalised? Will they take immediate action to make local transport zero-carbon, improve air quality and create low-carbon jobs?
The 2021 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral election will be held on 6 May 2021. We’ve invited the candidates to a Camcycle hustings event on Tuesday 6 April to share the ways they will work for more, better and safer cycling in our region and to answer your questions on the issues you think are most important.
The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough heads up the Combined Authority, which is the strategic transport authority for our region, so we’ll be asking questions about projects and policies set out in the recent Local Transport Plan and asking candidates if they plan to proceed with proposals for a Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro.
The hustings will be held live on our Facebook channel at 7pm. The event is publicly-viewable – you don’t need a Facebook account to watch. If you do have a Facebook account, you can post your questions directly on the event feed, and we’ll also be taking questions and comments via Twitter and email (feel free to send us questions in advance). The video will be uploaded to the Camcycle YouTube channel and blog for those who would like to rewatch the event later.