The key objectives for the Southampton Cycling Campaign are:-

  1. To campaign for better infrastructure to aid the convenience, safety and practicality of cycling in and around Southampton, for all cyclists no matter what age, ability or background.
  2. Promotion of cycling as a fun, healthy, inexpensive and low carbon form of transport.
  3. Create a forum for the local community to exchange ideas about how cycling can be improved in Southampton.
  4.  Build relationships with key influencers and decision makers and when possible collaborate on projects. Work with them to promote the positive impact that cycling and walking can have on everyone’s lives.
  5.  Create a rich online resource of knowledge that can be shared with people in Southampton and beyond, to aid the development of cycling.
  6. Promote safe and courteous cycling, and help educate all road users in schemes designed to increase road safety and awareness.
  7. To represent the views of cyclists and be the true voice of cycling in Southampton.
  8. We as a campaign do not wish to see wholesale removal of verges and believe that taking space from the road and motor traffic should be the priority. Whilst we realise sometimes verges will need to be used, we advocate keeping verges/low hedges in the space closest to the road which is unusable for cycles. All unusable space around works should be planted with pollution reducing shrubs, wild flower verges, grass verges or returned to its natural state. Adding green space in other areas around works should also be used to compensate losses from schemes.

(NOTE: The organisation has no political affiliations)