Camcycle has published its annual election survey featuring candidates’ responses to questions on cycling and transport. It is the 15th time the charity has hosted the survey to help inform voters’ decisions at the ballot box. Local elections take place on 5 May for Cambridge City Council, Peterborough City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.
Questions have been compiled by members of Camcycle working with local campaign groups including CTC Cambridge, Milton Cycling Campaign, Hunts Walking & Cycling Group and St Ives Eco Action. In 2022, questions for Peterborough City Council candidates have also been included for the first time with support from the Peterborough Cycle Forum.
Camcycle is a non-partisan body and gives all candidates an equal opportunity to submit their views. (It urges all candidates who have not yet taken part to get in touch to receive their unique survey code). The survey includes a mix of general questions on topics such as road safety, climate change and traffic reduction together with some ward-specific questions, where possible, to measure candidates’ understanding of local active travel concerns.
Responses to the survey were published on Monday 25 April and can be viewed at www.camcycle.org.uk/elections.