Camcycle election survey published to help Cambridgeshire residents ‘Vote Bike’

Camcycle has published its annual election survey featuring candidates’ responses to questions on cycling and transport. It is the 17th time the charity has hosted the survey to help inform voters’ decisions at the ballot box. Questions have been compiled by members of Camcycle working with local campaign groups including Ely Cycling Campaign and Peterborough Cycle Forum.

Local elections take place on 2 May for Cambridge City Council and Peterborough City Council. It’s also time for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region to elect its Police and Crime Commissioner, and Camcycle is pleased to see that all three candidates have responded to the survey. They’ve given detailed feedback on topics including speeding, cycle theft, illegal e-bikes and recent changes to the Highway Code.

Anna Williams, Head of Campaigns and Engagement at Camcycle, said:

Each year residents tell us they find our election surveys an extremely useful way to inform their vote. Every candidate has their own views on the best ways to tackle transport issues and give local people a better choice of safe, affordable and sustainable transport options. We hope that the responses provided in our surveys will help voters elect the decision-makers who will make a difference to their everyday journeys and local communities.”

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 integrated transport, cycle parking and removing barriers to active travel, together with ward-specific questions, where possible, to measure candidates’ understanding of local concerns.

Voters can view candidates’ responses to the Camcycle election survey at camcycle.org.uk/elections