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9 July 2016 - 12:18am
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.
22 June 2016 - 1:03pm
"Nothing to be done" Government inaction on delayed sentencing review continues
Ministry of Justice London
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?
#Morethan milk logo
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?
Bicycle outside of a polling station
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?
Cyclists in Belfast
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?
Surly Disc Trucker with 2 pints of milk
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?
East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3) in Poplar.
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?
Cyclists on Pedal on Parliament
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
Bicycle parked outside a polling station
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?
14 April 2016 - 12:15pm
Proof that better cycle infrastructure dramatically increases cycle use
Bus and cyclist enjoying the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
New research by academics at Cambridge University has found that cycle friendly infrastructure accounts for 85% of increased cycle use. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha investigates what this means for cyclists across the UK.
8 April 2016 - 6:11pm
Walk, Cycle, Vote and take action in Scotland!
We'd vote for safe routes to pre-school
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
Cyclists in Edinburgh
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.
26 March 2016 - 12:41pm
A Cycling and Walking 'Investment' Strategy with woefully little investment
A "Cycle-proofed" motorway in Perth (Creative Commons image via Wikipedia)
The Government's draft strategy's admirable fine words about normalising cycling and walking by 2040 aren't remotely matched by its targets and policies, and particularly the woeful lack of investment, says CTC Policy Director Roger Geffen.
22 March 2016 - 1:02pm
Showcasing Cycling UK Scotland
Suzanne Forup
Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK Head of Development Scotland, is busy campaigning ahead of the Scottish election, supporting the Women's Cycle Forum and speaking at The Women and Cycling Conference, The Cycle Touring Festival and Sit Less, Get Active.
15 March 2016 - 11:26am
MPs back CTC’s calls on road traffic law enforcement
Parliament
A House of Commons Committee has officially recognised many of CTC’s concerns about cycling safety in its report on its inquiry into road traffic law enforcement, published on 15 March 2016. It also supports a range of solutions we have been recommending for some time and raised in the evidence we submitted to the inquiry, both orally and in writing. We now urge the Government to implement them.
3 March 2016 - 1:44pm
Healthy New Towns to Get Britain Cycling?
Parked cycles
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.
19 February 2016 - 1:56pm
Update on the lorry safety jigsaw
Wardington - soon to be disturbed by 500 HS2 lorries passing through daily
As CTC asks supporters to Take Action for Lorry Safety, Duncan Dollimore provides a news update on how the challenges to protecting cyclists from lorry danger are being tackled, including vehicle design, procurement, safer employer and driver behaviour, and lorry bans.
12 February 2016 - 2:23pm
The long history of how 'localism' hasn't worked for cycling
Lord (formerly Sir George) Young: still promoting cycling (photo c/o Lord Young)
In the second of two parliamentary debates within a week, Lord (formerly Sir George) Young harked back to his first speech on cycling as a new MP in 1975. It prompted CTC's Roger Geffen to reflect on why governments of all colours keep passing responsibility for cycling to local councils, and why this prescription still isn't working.
4 February 2016 - 7:43pm
New faces and encouraging words, but same response
Westminster at dusk
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...
13 January 2016 - 4:58pm
Serious injuries and comical sentencing
Cyclists protest against inadequate sentencing showing bikes on court steps
Two cyclists still recovering from life-threatening injuries caused by dangerous drivers. Two convicted motorists spared jail and given suspended sentences. Too many lenient sentences in serious injury cases. Too long to wait for the Government's Review of Sentencing for motoring offences.
 
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