Cycling Campaign

The Climate Action Preston Pledge 2021

We are writing to all the candidates for the upcoming local elections (6th May 2021, for more on election campaigning see our What’s On page), asking them to pledge to make Preston a more cycling-friendly city. To read the letter and sign your name in support of our aims, please click here.

For more amazing content about local climate activism, visit Climate Challenge UK.

Why Cycle?

Cars spew out a lot of greenhouse gases. A fifth of that planet-warming pollution happens during journeys less than 5 miles – short journeys that could be made by foot or bike.

Walking and cycling are much healthier than sitting in a car. Even in areas of high air pollution, the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks linked to dirty air. Find out more about air pollution.

How else can I get involved?

Explore and contribute to our interactive map: let us know how you think cycling infrastructure in Preston could be improved.

Our cycling subgroup holds regular online meetings. Email Julie to get involved, or if you have any questions:

We recognise that cycling is not for everyone. Perhaps you never learnt or it’s a long time since you’ve ridden a bike. Maybe you have a disability which means cycling isn’t an option for you. We’d love to hear from you. How else can we achieve zero carbon transport in Preston? Free cycling workshops? Electric buses and taxis? Lift share schemes? Get in touch and let us know.