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25 November 2016 - 12:30pm
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.
24 November 2016 - 11:15am
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling. Photo: Jim Killock, Flickr CC
As Space for Cycling tours the country, our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha is keeping a diary of all the events around the UK. Next stop, Edinburgh on 26 November!
15 November 2016 - 10:18am
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 - 12:17pm
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 - 12:31pm
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 - 11:40am
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.
1 November 2016 - 11:29am
Space for Cycling comes to Birmingham
Bracken van Ryssen of Solihull Bicycle Campaign discusses how to form and run a
After being in the ‘cycling city’ of Cambridge last Saturday, the Space for Cycling Roadshow’s second stop was Birmingham. Space for Cycling Campaigner Tom Guha explains how, fired up by a desire to dispose of the reputation as a 'motor city', campaigners came from near and far to discuss how to create Space for Cycling in Birmingham and across the Midlands.
28 October 2016 - 3:20pm
People don't like cyclists - says impartial Magistrate!
Picture of City of London Magstrates Court
Why bother with facts when you can rely on prejudice and teach that behaviour to others? This week's lesson from a London Magistrate is that people don't like cyclists, your held in low esteem, and you really must do something to repair your reputation. Good to hear there's no bicycle bias on the Bench!
25 October 2016 - 11:06am
The Space for Cycling roadshow hits Cambridge!
Julian Huppert, Daniel Zeichner MP and Tom Guha kick the day off
The Space for Cycling roadshow has officially started! The first stop was Cambridge, where around fifty people came to hear all about Cycling UK's plans to get councils to plan, invest in and build full networks of cycle-friendly infrastructure. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha explains.
19 October 2016 - 4:45pm
Intimidation: why our roads need to change
Picture from WMP on near misses
In this blog, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) and MP Brentford and Isleworth, Ruth Cadbury, shares her concerns about intimidatory behaviour on our roads, and what the APPCG plans to do about it.
8 October 2016 - 9:21pm
Will a new mayor in Manchester encourage cycling?
Caroline Russell in Blackfriars
Caroline Russell is a cycle campaigner and London Assembly Member. She hopes that Manchester's elected mayor will prioritise cycling in the city.
6 October 2016 - 9:42am
Daily Mail fail: it's lunacy we have so few cycle lanes
The Daily Mail: Cycle lanes are "paralysing" Britain
The Daily Mail article ‘Cycle Lanes Lunacy!’ is a sign of the times but, according to Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha, it may be a mark of progress. Does the Daily Mail actually back the Space for Cycling campaign’s call for full networks of cycle-friendly infrastructure?
23 September 2016 - 10:41am
Happy Maps - Help your council make Space for Cycling
Space for Cycling in Bristol, photo: Flickr CC, samsaundersleeds
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 - 3:58pm
'Sugar Tax'– what is it good for?
Soft drinks in a fridge
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.
7 September 2016 - 4:03pm
Space for Cycling is going on tour – first stop, Cambridge!
Celebrating the opening of the Cambridge Guided Busway. Geograph, Keith Edkins.
On 22 October, Space for Cycling will kick off its roadshow in Cambridge at the Ross Street Community Centre. Known as 'the City of Cycling', Cambridge is an apt place to start.
1 September 2016 - 11:12am
The Mansfield public menace – a 79 year-old cyclist
Mansfield Market Square where cycling is now banned
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 - 11:29am
Cycling equals anti-social - in Newport!
Cyclist riding in a pedestrianised area
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 - 9:05am
Protecting the public from cyclists?
Mansfield market square, where cycling is banned
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 - 4:33pm
Ask your Councillors to support #Space4Cycling
A bus stop bypass on the Lewes Road, Brighton
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!
8 July 2016 - 11:18pm
The future of cycle access in our countryside
Cycling UK Trails for Wales Campaign
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.
 
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