21 April 2017 - 10:25am
Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy published: now let's get its vision put into practice!
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, it's 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 that vision is implemented.
20 May 2016 - 11:56am
Why should cycling and walking receive #morethanmilk?
As the Government inches towards publishing its first Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS) for England, Cycling UK campaigner Sam Jones explains why funding for cycling (and walking) should be #morethanmilk.
29 April 2016 - 12:00am
Will the Government get their “wriggle on” for cycling?
In yesterday’s House of Commons Transport Questions, Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner MP cited the latest Cycling UK figures which show funding for cycling (and walking) is set to drop dramatically to 72p in 2020/21.
8 April 2016 - 6:11pm
Walk, Cycle, Vote and take action in Scotland!
Cycling UK President has written to Scotland’s Holyrood candidates on behalf of the We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign this week supporting the campaign's activities of the last couple of weeks to see if they will support our three main asks for active travel for the next parliament.
3 March 2016 - 1:44pm
Healthy New Towns to Get Britain Cycling?
NHS England are looking to cycling in their plans to build 10 'Healthy New Towns'. A promising step - but does it go far enough asks CTC's new campaigner Tom Guha.
4 February 2016 - 7:43pm
New faces and encouraging words, but same response
In the wake of Parliament’s largest social media interaction with the public via the #funding4cycling on 2 February, MPs took to Westminster Hall on Wednesday 3 February to debate the very real issue of funding for cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones shares his thoughts...
9 November 2015 - 4:44pm
Further torture from Treasury on Transport
As HM Treasury proudly announces that the Department for Transport has agreed to make cuts of more than 30% over the next four years, CTC campaigner Sam Jones wonders what this might mean for cycling.
6 October 2015 - 9:42am
The Near Miss Project is back!
The Near Miss Project returns this month for a second year, studying cycling near misses and other non-injury incidents. Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster Dr Rachel Aldred, who leads on the project, writes why it is important for cyclists to take part.
28 July 2015 - 9:55am
Cycle racing relaxation – will it help?
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.
4 June 2015 - 5:49pm
Velo-city: it's not all about the bike (or trike)
This week at Velo-city in Nantes cycling organisations, decision makers and campaigners are meeting to discuss best practice. CTC's Sam Jones is there sharing how CTC is campaigning for change in the UK.
27 May 2015 - 3:58pm
Slaying the myths
Yesterday, BBC Radio 4’s 'You and Yours' asked listeners whether cyclists should take a test and have number plates and insurance. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones seeks to slay these myths.
7 May 2015 - 12:38pm
Who is winning the Vote Bike race?
As the UK heads to the Polling Station, CTC’s Sam Jones dwells on the similarity of the election and a cycling race
25 April 2015 - 12:47am
Will CWIS keep politicians honest?
Can the latest government offering for cycling be the tincture of truth needed to keep our politicians on track? CTC Communications Manager, David Murray, examines the last parliament's efforts towards 25% of trips being made by bike by 2050.
8 April 2015 - 9:14am
Inhabiting Infrastructure: explaining cycling's complexity
This guest blog post was written by Alan Latham and Peter Wood, researchers from the Departments of Geography at University College London and The Open University. Could their publication 'Inhabiting Infrastructure' influence campaigners’ attempts to explain the need for Space for Cycling?
2 April 2015 - 8:37am
Why Vote Bike?
If a week is a long time in politics, five years must begin to stretch into eternity, thinks campaigner Sam Jones as CTC launches Vote Bike!
27 March 2015 - 7:10pm
CTC's Sam Jones questions whether we should be concerned as the Government issues five reports on cycling shortly before it is dissolved.
18 March 2015 - 10:27am
80 years of 30 mph – time for a change
As the 30 mph speed limit celebrates its 80th birthday, CTC Campaigns and Communications Coordinator Sam Jones makes the case for change.