Campaign

Fill that hole

Introduction

Fillthathole.org.uk

For decades CTC provided members with 'pothole cards' which allowed them to send details of potholes or other road defects to the relevant highway authority. Highway authorities welcome pothole reports from the public; although they remain ultimately responsible for inspecting and maintaining the road network.

In 2007 CTC launched a website which replaced the pothole cards with a simple interface which allowed road users to email in reports to local highway authorities. Since its launch over 65,000 road defects have been reported, over 20,000 of which have been recorded as fixed. CTC urges all members to report potholes wherever they find them - particularly where the poor conditions represent a serious risk to cyclists.

CTC also campaigns locally and nationally to ensure that local authorities have road maintenance policies which prioritise the needs of cyclists. Cyclists suffer disproportionately from damaged road surfaces and up to 15% of cyclists injured in crashes dealt with by CTC's legal services team occur due to road defects.

Recent Campaign Activity

Bike wheel in pothole
Cycling UK says pothole funding is ‘sticking plaster to fix a broken leg’ News
Cycling UK believes the Government’s £50million-a-year fund for repairing potholes is the equivalent of using a sticking plaster to fix a broken leg.
Cyclist watching road maintenance operations
Highway maintenance Campaigning Views
Cyclists suffer disproportionately from poor highway maintenance, so they need local authorities to keep surfaces smooth, well-swept and defect-free.
Custard pothole filler
Proof is in the pudding for CTC’s miracle pothole filler News
CTC today unveiled a revolutionary plan to fix potholes across the UK which will benefit cyclists and save the Government millions of pounds in road maintenance costs.
Pothole on Manor Rd, Guildford
Failure to fill pothole leads to cyclist's death News
Following the death of a cyclist who hit a water filled pothole and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car, Warwickshire County Council face questions as to why they allegedly postponed planned resurface works. Surely the decision wasn't because of xmas tree sales?
 
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