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29 March 2017 - 1:06pm
Vote Bike: English and Welsh councils
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On 04 May, local council elections will take place across Britain. Cycling UK have teamed up with Democracy Club to get candidates signed up to support #Space4Cycling!
27 March 2017 - 10:41am
Vote Bike: Liverpool City Region
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On 4 May, the Liverpool City Region will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Merseyside Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
27 March 2017 - 10:39am
Vote Bike: West of England
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On 4 May, the West of England will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Bristol Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 6:21pm
Vote Bike: West Midlands
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On 4 May, the West Midlands will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Bike West Midlands Network are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 6:20pm
Vote Bike: Tees Valley
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On 4 May, the Tees Valley will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 6:17pm
Vote Bike: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
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On 4 May, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Camcycle are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 5:50pm
Vote Bike: Greater Manchester
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On 4 May, Greater Manchester will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
23 March 2017 - 11:07am
Exchanging places
Lorry driver on a cycle training course
The next best thing after safer direct vision lorries, is driver training. That's what Cycling UK volunteer and cycle instructor Glenn Blake is doing when he's not helping us out: teaching roadcraft from a cycling perspective to lorry drivers.
16 March 2017 - 12:31pm
Make cycling "as easy as possible" in Greater Manchester, says Lib Dem mayoral candidate
Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, told Cycling UK about her plans for cycling.
8 March 2017 - 11:22am
Roads policing protecting cyclists - with half the budget?
Police officers cycling
The Government has been told that traffic law enforcement needs specialist traffic officers and visible roads policing, but the numbers keep falling alongside the decline in detection of traffic offences. Whilst political will and more resources are needed, does the West Midland's close pass scheme show how, whilst we're waiting, clever enforcement can mean getting more for less?
1 March 2017 - 11:01am
Increasing mobile phone penalties - but will this be enforced?
Staged photo of driver texting at the wheel
The penalties for mobile phone use whilst driving have increased, but where's the deterrence without enforcement, what about the wider issues with distracted driving, why did the Government listen on this issue, and what's the lesson for other campaigning? Cycling UK's Senior Road Safety Officer Duncan Dollimore investigates.
10 February 2017 - 4:08pm
Do you do the Dutch Reach?
Dutch cycling
We all know the Dutch have it pretty sussed when it comes to cycling, but is copying the way they open their car doors going a step too far in our admiration? Campaigns and Communications Coordinator, Sam Jones says not.
9 February 2017 - 3:54pm
Cycling UK's response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on driving offences and penalties
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With over 9000 responses to the Government consultation on driving offences and penalties a clear message has been sent - the system needs an overhaul, and just tinkering with it won't do. Here's what Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK's senior road safety officer has told them they should start with - we'll see if, as the Prime Minister promised on day one in office, this is a government that will listen.
27 January 2017 - 11:10am
Cycling and the Justice System
The scales of justice
The parliamentary inquiry into cycling and the justice system kicks off next week. Those who would like the justice system to do a better job for cyclists can support the inquiry, and make a noise about it. Those who prefer to just complain can join the naysayers. Senior road safety and legal campaigner Duncan Dollimore explains...+
23 January 2017 - 3:52pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling. Photo: Jim Killock, Flickr CC
The Space for Cycling tour is now finished! To see presentations from each event, please click on the headings. Presentations that toured the whole roadshow are at the bottom of this page.
13 January 2017 - 1:30pm
Car-free cities are becoming a global trend, will the UK follow suit?
Parisians enjoying a car-free dya, photo credit: Maxime Lathuilière, Commons Wik
Across the globe, political leaders are taking bold steps to tackle lethal air pollution. As Paris announces major plans while London breaches its annual air pollution limit before January's end - how will British leaders follow suit? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
23 December 2016 - 10:11am
24 December: Twas the night before Christmas
Cycling Santa
Cycling UK re-imagines the classic poem of Father Christmas delivering his gifts...but this time by trike.
22 December 2016 - 12:02pm
Encouraging car dooring is fine - it's just "heavy irony" says Sunday Times
Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle. Photo: Paul Murphy (Creative Commons)
The Sunday Times says it's fine for national newspapers to print articles promoting and encouraging crime, distressing victims families, and with boasts about the columnist's own attempted crimes. You just print it and say you were being heavily ironic - the poorest excuse for lazy journalism ever.
21 December 2016 - 6:54pm
Cutting cyclists' compensation to feed fat-cat insurers
Cyclist on the tarmac after a collision
5,500 people have emailed the Government in support of our 'Road Victims are Real Victims' campaign, and to tell them not to cheat vulnerable road users out of injury compensation. If you're not one of them, perhaps you don't yet realise how the interests of insurers now seem to trump those of crash victims, and what may be about to be taken away from you! Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains:
21 December 2016 - 3:54pm
Sunday Times glorifies Transport Secretary’s car-dooring of a cyclist
Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle. Photo: Paul Murphy (Creative Commons)
The injuries suffered by cyclist Jaiqi Liu, hit by Chris Grayling MP’s ministerial car door, has prompted a mocking response from Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle. Cycling UK Policy Director Roger Geffen reacts.
 
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