Elections

Peterborough City Council elections, May 2022: Werrington

Summary: Elections to Peterborough Council, May 2022
Polling date: Thursday 5th May 2022
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Simon KAIL  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Steve LANE  (Werrington First)
  • Jason MCNALLY  (Labour Party)
  • Hayley SHELTON  (Conservative Party)
  • Georgia WADE  (Green Party)

Questions for Werrington ward candidates (6 questions)

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# Question 1

There have been very few improvements for cyclists in Peterborough in recent years, and much of the existing cycle network dating from the 60s and 70s is falling apart. What will you do to change this?

Simon KAIL
(Liberal Democrat)

Some of the infrastructure is still very good particularly in Werrington although often cycle paths are shared with pedestrians which is not ideal. There are some key missing links in the infrstructure which forces cyclists onto busy roads or inadequate cycle lanes without any additional infrastructure. I would vote to support increased captal expenditure in these missing links and investment to improve safety where paths have shared use with pedestrians.

Steve LANE
(Werrington First)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Jason MCNALLY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Hayley SHELTON
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Georgia WADE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

Peterborough city centre is changing, with the Embankment, Fletton Quays, the Market, and Queensgate all developing – but there is still no legal cycle route through the heart of the city. What will you do to change this and help people of all ages and abilities travel safely across Peterborough?

Simon KAIL
(Liberal Democrat)

Support a legal route clealy demarked and separated from pedestrians to ensure cyclists do not have to dismount in pedestrianised areas.

Steve LANE
(Werrington First)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Jason MCNALLY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Hayley SHELTON
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Georgia WADE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

Between 2019-2021, Peterborough Cycle Forum worked with the City Council on ideas for the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). Despite the Cycle Forum’s keenness to continue with this, it was stopped from meeting in May 2021 and work on the LCWIP seems to have stalled. How would you work to build strong links with local groups and communities to improve cycling?

Simon KAIL
(Liberal Democrat)

Support the continuation of the Peterborough Cycle Forum.

Steve LANE
(Werrington First)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Jason MCNALLY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Hayley SHELTON
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Georgia WADE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

In June 2021, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority agreed to act on the Independent Commission on Climate’s recommendation to reduce car miles driven in the region by 15% by 2030.

Suggested actions needed to achieve this goal include installing safe cycle routes from new developments, working with employers to increase uptake in sustainable options for commuting, improving existing cycle infrastructure and encouraging the use of e-bikes. What changes do you think are needed to help people in your area reduce car mileage?

Simon KAIL
(Liberal Democrat)

Cycling has to be made an easier option than driving a car for short journeys. Improve cycle infrastructure to make this the most convenient, lowest cost and safest option. Promote cycling as part of health and wellbeing campaigns.

Steve LANE
(Werrington First)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Jason MCNALLY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Hayley SHELTON
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Georgia WADE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 5

National charity Cycling UK's manifesto for English elections includes the following asks:

1: Create safe space for cycling: put the delivery of a connected network of routes at the heart of transport and development plans;

2: Improve delivery: ensure schemes meet the government’s cycle design standards laid out in LTN 1/20 and the Gear Change policy;

3: Make neighbourhoods more attractive for cycling & people: for example, by making 20mph the default for residential and shopping streets, and increasing secure cycle parking;

4: Enable rural & urban communities to cycle: integrate cycling and walking with public transport, make cycle training available for all and improve access to local green space.

Will you support this manifesto? What policies would you champion in your area to increase levels of walking and cycling?

Simon KAIL
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes. I would support 20mph zones on residential areas and routes where safety of cyclists and pedestrians is a concern. I would promote use of the existing cycling infrastructure by improving awareness and signing of routes. I would encourage use of existing links to the Peterborough Green Wheel cyle network for leisure and exercise.

Steve LANE
(Werrington First)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Jason MCNALLY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Hayley SHELTON
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Georgia WADE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 6

What is your personal experience of walking and cycling in your area? What barriers do you think local people face that may prevent them from choosing active travel for everyday journeys?

Simon KAIL
(Liberal Democrat)

Cycing in Werrington can be a pleasure and many school children make use of the cycle paths connecting the schools paticularly at secondary school level. Travelling further afield is less attractive with links to the city centre and other parts of the city being overgrown or awkward to access, particularly in finding routes over the mainline railway and parkways.
Using the car is often seen as the quickest and safest way to travel, the bus would also be seen as a safer option for travelling to the city centre. Improved cycling infrastructure and easier access for cyclists to the city centre and local centres are key.

Steve LANE
(Werrington First)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Jason MCNALLY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Hayley SHELTON
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Georgia WADE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

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.