I have been actively promoting and encouraging cycling for parents and children in my local area for the last 5 years – both organising social rides for women and delivering Bikeability training in schools. The pandemic and lockdown has bought the climate crisis, and the importance of community-based action to encourage behaviour change into sharp focus when a lot of the temporary cycle/pedestrian measures were removed. A group of us started organising regular Kidical Mass rides to demonstrate support for better cycling infrastructure, and to campaign for better cycling infrastructure in our city. I am also really proud to be the CEO of Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop, which as well as having great coffee and amazing food, delivers a range of projects which help encourage people to be more active and improve their cycling skills and confidence.
What are your plans as Bicycle Mayor?