21 August 2014 - 1:02pm
Why our roads are in such a bad state
Just 0.9% of the minor road network is resurfaced or strengthened each year, and a further 3.1% is surface dressing, down from double that figure 20 years ago. The failure to maintain the roads has led to the growth in potholes reported by local authorities over recent years.
18 February 2014 - 5:29pm
Cycling in London - 30 years ago
A film produced by the Greater London Council in 1984, shows how many of the core network of cycle facilities were built through funds from a short lived Cycling Unit.
5 November 2013 - 3:06pm
Government predicts cycling will FALL by 2040
While the Get Britain Cycling report calls on Government to aim for 10% of trips by 2025 and 25% of trips by 2050, in the bowels of the Department for Transport, technicians working on the National Transport Model are forecasting that cycling will fall for decades to come.
16 August 2013 - 8:23am
"Cycle proofing" - what does it actually mean in practice?
The funding settlement for cycling over the next two years will make a difference in the areas which are getting the cash, but the announcement also included some other aspects that may streamline cycle provision in other ways, including the much vaunted concept of "cycle proofing".
21 June 2013 - 4:40pm
Don't just fill potholes - start again with streets
At a conference on road maintenance this week, Chris Peck explained the dangers faced by cyclists from poor road maintenance, and suggested that savings could be made by doing more to factor in cyclists needs when resurfacing.
17 June 2013 - 10:54am
Cycling in Vienna: lessons from Velo-city 2013
Chris Peck spent a week in Vienna at Velo-City, the biggest international conference on cycle planning and promotion, alongside 1,400 other delegates from dozens of countries. Here are his first impressions of the city and its plans for cycling.
7 May 2013 - 10:35am
Small town cycling: where Britain falls far behind
Whereas cycling is slowly increasing in London and other cities, it is continuing to fall - fast - in places where historically it was much higher, such as the towns and villages of eastern England. On a recent trip to Italy I saw how the bike can still be the default mode of transport
1 March 2013 - 6:18pm
Roadworks - a test of priorities
When road or building work requires space to be removed from the carriageway, who gives up the space? In Britain, roadworks often occupy cycle facilities, with no provision of alternatives.
11 October 2012 - 6:49pm
From the archive - The Times, 1st August 1934
In 1934 the Times published a statement from the Cyclists' Touring Club on road safety. Many of the issues raised still resonate - while in other areas the suggestions appear ludicrous in the modern day.
1 October 2012 - 11:05am
Cycletopia in Lancaster?
As one of the original Cycle Demonstration Towns (CDT) Lancaster has been trying to move towards the cycling nirvana depicted in CTC’s Cycletopia. So after all the effort and increased spending what have we achieved? Matt Hodges, CTC's representative in Lancaster, gives his views.