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Question 8 - we asked:

Please comment upon how you see cycling contributing to safe and efficient transport.

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6 of the 7 candidates (86%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

(Conservative Party)

Cycling is a healthy pastime. It is very environmentally friendly and if the use of cycles reduces the amount of motor vehicle use on our roads, it effectively brings about a safer environment.

(English Democrats)

Look at London and the cycle hire scheme there - a valued part of multi modal transport, green and fitness enhancing. Let's get the same thing moving in this county.


Cycling is just one part of the jigsaw when it comes to 'safe and efficient' transport and it is up to each individual how they choose to travel. Clearly we have to ensure that those who do cycle can do so safely and in the knowledge that the police are there to support them if necessary.

(Labour Party)

Cycling is one of the keys to safe and efficient transport. It also contributes to healthy living and wellbeing but we must make sure cycling is safe in orde to do this.

(Liberal Democrat)

Cycling is quite clearly a great way to travel. There are health benefits, it uses road space more effectively and also parking space, it does vastly less environmental damage and is more fun as you are able to enjoy the changing seasons and your surroundings.
But we do need to make sure there aren't barriers to uptake caused by poor road design or indifferent law enforcement.

(UK Independence Party)

If people wish to cycle then they should be able to knowing that any problems they come across are dealt with, that cyclists aren't discriminated against and also that cyclists obey the traffic rules.

Camcycle is a non-partisan body. All candidates are given an equal opportunity to submit their views. Information published by Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign), The Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL.