23 September 2016 - 11:41am
Happy Maps - Help your council make Space for Cycling
To really get people out of cars and onto bikes, it is necessary to create a full network of cycle-friendly infrastructure, not just piecemeal schemes that make the odd junction safer. Local groups around the country have been helping their council achieve this aim. Cycling UK’s Space for Cycling Campaigns Officer Tom Guha investigates.
16 September 2016 - 4:58pm
'Sugar Tax'– what is it good for?
Cycling of course! This Thursday, the Guardian published a collective call from active travel groups and health charities for the Government to use future proceeds from the so-called 'sugar tax' to fund cycling and walking to school. Campaigns Coordinator Sam Jones explains how this came about.
1 September 2016 - 12:12pm
The Mansfield public menace – a 79 year-old cyclist
Model citizen or a public menace? A cyclist for 70 years and still pedalling sedately at 79, Janet Scott (and anyone on a bike in Mansfield town centre) is being labelled as an anti-social criminal according to Mansfield Council. We asked Duncan Dollimore to take a closer look at cycling bans.
25 August 2016 - 12:29pm
Cycling equals anti-social - in Newport!
As Newport joins Mansfield in enforcing a ban on cycling in its town centre, what happened to Wales's active travel aspirations, and will all drivers and pedestrians face bans elsewhere due to the irresponsible actions of a few?
[N.B. Following this report's initial publication, Newport Council accepted on 25/08 that its cycling ban can't last till midnight - see update below]
15 August 2016 - 10:05am
Protecting the public from cyclists?
What do the sale of psychoactive substances, dog fouling and cycling have in common? According to Mansfield District Council they're all anti-social activities which need to be banned, with offenders liable for fines for freewheeling down Leeming Street. If you cycle in Mansfield, then Cycling UK needs to hear from you urgently!
4 August 2016 - 5:33pm
Ask your Councillors to support #Space4Cycling
The #Space4Cycling councillor sign-up tool has relaunched - and we need you to contact your councillors! Since the tool's launch, 744 councillors have pledged support for the campaign. However, elections since then mean that many of these people have lost their seats. As we gear up to revive the Space for Cycling campaign, we're calling on the public to help rebuild this lost political support!
9 July 2016 - 12:18am
The future of cycle access in our countryside
This week, Cycling UK supported British Cycling and a number of other partners in writing to English and Welsh ministers calling for a review of rights of way and access provision. With pilot projects to test the feasibility of different models of improved access for cyclists proposed as a way forward, our off-road cycling advisor, Kieran Foster, sets out the case for greater responsible access.
22 June 2016 - 1:03pm
"Nothing to be done" Government inaction on delayed sentencing review continues
Two years ago the then Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced a full review of all driving offences and penalties. Replaced by Michael Gove last year, what do Grayling and Gove have in common apart from their views on Brexit? The answer is under their watch, waiting for the review is like Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s play where there is nothing to be done, and [SPOILERS] nothing happens
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.
5 May 2016 - 5:41pm
Did you Vote Bike on 5 May?
This spring Cycling UK has been contacting candidates throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales ahead of the various elections held today, 5 May. Cycling UK campaigner, Sam Jones, outlines what has happened and what’s next…
29 April 2016 - 4:08pm
Is Northern Ireland experiencing a cycling surge?
The remarkable recent rise in the popularity, profile and rates of cycling in Northern Ireland is being recognised by a political class seemingly undergoing a culture shift. Local campaigner, NI Greenways, gives a bit more background on what is happening this Election Cycle 2016.
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.
28 April 2016 - 4:06pm
New Cycle Superhighways in London – but what of the rest of the UK?
As Boris Johnson's time in office comes to a close, the last chunks of two new Cycle Superhighways are unveiled. While there is cause for celebration in the capital, what is happening in the rest of the UK? Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha investigates.
21 April 2016 - 1:46pm
What has POP Scotland ever done for us?
Pedal on Parliament (POP) is now in its fifth year and there are times when its organisers wonder if it's all worth it. Campaigner, author and organiser Sally Hinchcliffe explains why it is.
19 April 2016 - 10:35am
Tell your PCC candidates road crime is real crime
Your Police and Crime Commissioner candidates have been asked by Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow to support roads policing and reverse the decline in traffic officer numbers. Are any of your candidates prepared to Vote Bike and make a funding commitment?
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.
7 April 2016 - 6:13pm
World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes
This World Health Day, it is diabetes that has taken the spotlight. As the disease continues to afflict more and more people around the world, the World Health Organisation has recommended cycling as a means to help combat it. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha takes a closer look.