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31 July 2017 - 4:03pm
England's travel habits 2016: any surprises?
Cycling on the Downslink
Did cycling take a great leap forward in 2016? Or was it a great leap backward? Here Cycling UK Policy and Information Officer Cherry Allan scrutinises the latest National Travel Survey (England only).
12 July 2017 - 5:42pm
Au revoir air pollution? French ban petrol and diesel - how about boosting cycling?
Electric cars charging in Paris. Photo credit: Mariordo
The French government have announced plans to stop the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in France by 2040 to help say bon voyage to lethal air pollution and climate change. A fantastic commitment - but does it go far enough? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, gives his verdict.
7 July 2017 - 10:07am
Miles off! The battle of Mile End Road and what it means for campaigners nationally
Mile End Road, Colchester: Poorly thought through infrastructure can be dangerou
Two years ago, Essex County Council proposed an infrastructure project that they believed would encourage cycling and walking. Following a two year battle, the local cycle campaign group have proved that the infrastructure was substandard, unnecessary and a misspending of public funds - but was it all worth it? Cycling UK member and local cycle campaigner, Will Bramhill, explains.
22 June 2017 - 10:04am
Tragic death in Edinburgh highlights need for segregated cycling infrastructure for our towns and cities
One of the tramline pinch points for people cycling at Haymarket, Edinburgh
Several weeks ago, the tragic death of a young woman in Edinburgh rocked the city’s cycling community. The cause of the incident isn’t yet known and is being investigated by Police Scotland, but we do know that 23-year-old medical student Zhi Min Soh fell off her bike near tramlines and was subsequently run over by a mini-bus. She died of her injuries. Cycling UK was distressed to hear of her death and offer condolences to her family and friends at this sad time.
19 June 2017 - 2:17pm
Make Bike Week every week with Space for Cycling
Building safe Space for Cycling is a highly effective way of encouraging daily c
Bike Week has just finished – and what a week it was! As half a million people took to pedal power over thousands of events, we already miss it. We want Bike Week to be every week – and to that end, our Space for Cycling campaigner has produced a toolkit to help you persuade your local authority to build the right environment for cycling which will help it happen.
8 May 2017 - 12:11pm
What will each Metro Mayor do for cycling?
Cyclists gather in Birmingham to tell Metro Mayor candidates, we need Space for
In the lead up to the England's first Metro Mayor elections, Cycling UK teamed up with local groups to ask each set of candidates to support a set of local-specific pledges. As the results stream in, Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha, examines the likely next steps in each region.
3 May 2017 - 12:34pm
English and Welsh County Council candidates support Space for Cycling
County Councils have responsibility for most of Britain's local road network (cr
Full county council elections will take place across Britain this Thursday (4 May 2017). Cycling UK, with Democracy Club and local voters, has been asking candidates how they will support cycling if elected.
25 April 2017 - 9:45am
Thousands pedal out in support of Space for Cycling
Last Saturday (22 April) was International Earth Day and the day after the publication of the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. To mark the day, groups across the country took to their pedals in a show of support for Space for Cycling.
21 April 2017 - 10:25am
Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy published: now let's get its vision put into practice!
Huntingdon Road Crossing Cambridge
After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented.
19 April 2017 - 2:23pm
Join a Space for Cycling ride on 22 April
Space for Cycling rides are taking place all over Britain on 22 April
On 22 April, campaign groups around the country are riding out to mark International Earth Day and to show incoming politicians public support for cycling. See if there is one near you ...
29 March 2017 - 1:06pm
Vote Bike: English and Welsh councils
Vote Bike logo
On 04 May, local council elections will take place across Britain. Cycling UK have teamed up with Democracy Club to get candidates signed up to support #Space4Cycling!
16 March 2017 - 12:31pm
Make cycling "as easy as possible" in Greater Manchester, says Lib Dem mayoral candidate
Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, told Cycling UK about her plans for cycling.
23 January 2017 - 3:52pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling. Photo: Jim Killock, Flickr CC
The Space for Cycling tour is now finished! To see presentations from each event, please click on the headings. Presentations that toured the whole roadshow are at the bottom of this page.
13 January 2017 - 1:30pm
Car-free cities are becoming a global trend, will the UK follow suit?
Parisians enjoying a car-free dya, photo credit: Maxime Lathuilière, Commons Wik
Across the globe, political leaders are taking bold steps to tackle lethal air pollution. As Paris announces major plans while London breaches its annual air pollution limit before January's end - how will British leaders follow suit? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
9 December 2016 - 12:25pm
If Sadiq Khan, why Khan't the Government?!
Spending on cycling in London set to reach Danish levels. Photo: Mark Treasure
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced earlier this week a £770 million funding package for cycling - £17 per head! While this is great news for Londoners, elsewhere the picture is not so rosy. We need London's funding levels to be normal, not an exception to a general rule. Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
25 November 2016 - 1:30pm
What does the Autumn Statement mean for Space for Cycling?
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement in the Commons on Wednesday
Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first (and last) Autumn Statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday (23 November). Infrastructure was the centrepiece – with a £1.1 billion package to be invested in England’s local roads. What does this mean for cycling? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
15 November 2016 - 11:18am
Space for Cycling Leeds the way!
Campaigners in Leeds
On our third leg of the Space for Cycling roadshow, we were in Leeds. Our venue was packed to the rafters with people ready to get stuck into campaigning for Space for Cycling!
11 November 2016 - 1:17pm
More people cycling than driving in Copenhagen for first time since records began
Cyclists waiting at a red light in Copenhagen. Photo: Heb@Wikimedia Commons, CC
Copenhagen is well known for cycling. This week, for the first time, the number of cycles entering the city centre has officially topped the number of motor vehicles. The UK government must recognise now that creating Space for Cycling is a must if they want to fulfill their ambition of creating a 'cycling revolution'. Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
4 November 2016 - 1:31pm
National campaign conference comes to St Albans
Cycling UK - Cyclenation campaign conference, London 2014
The annual Cycling UK – Cyclenation Campaigners Conference this year is held in St Albans on Saturday 19 November, and with its jam packed agenda it shouldn’t be missed.
4 November 2016 - 12:40pm
High Court ruling on clean air means we need Space for Cycling now
Government must tackle poor air quality. George Tsiagalakis, Wikimedia Commons
Environment group ClientEarth won a High Court ruling on Wednesday, which deemed current Government inaction on air quality illegal. As the Government rethinks its policy, Space for Cycling must be made central to their agenda. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, reports.
 
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