New Vision for Cycling


New Vision for Cycling

CTC's "New Vision for Cycling" (2MB PDF) is a call on Government and local authorities to aim for substantial increase in cycling and reductions in the risk of cycling.

"New Vision for Cycling" provides some headline facts and figures on the economic, health, environmental and other benefits of cycling (n.b. there is also a referenced version available - 55KB Word doc).

It also summarises the key issues to be addressed in any national or local strategy to maximise these benefits:

  1. Commitment to cycling - the public sector must recognise the benefits of cycling and implement policies aimed at increasing levels of cycling.
  2. Cycle friendly planning and design - providing safe, attractive cycling conditions on and off the road network.
  3. Safe drivers and vehicles - creating environments that both are and feel safer through enforced and enhanced traffic law, lower speed limits and better training for all road users.
  4. Joined-up public transport that genuinely welcomes cyclists - allowing access to and from interchanges, cycle parking and adequate space on board public transport vehicles.
  5. Promotion, encouragement and incentives to cycle - promoting cycling positively through workplaces, schools or other organisations, through fiscal incentives to make cycling cheaper.
  6. Better opportunities for recreational and off-road cycling - more cycling routes in rural and urban green spaces must be opened up and promoted.

Recent Campaign Activity

Climate change Campaigning Views
Cycling is part of the solution for a low-carbon future.
Cycling in town
Cycling and the economy Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes more than many people think to local and national economies.
Healthy cyclist
Health and cycling Campaigning Views
Cycling is good exercise and it's easy to fit into the daily routiine. If more people took it up, it could help ward off the health crises facing the NHS.
Cycling in town
Local transport policy and cycling Campaigning Views
To maximise cycling's benefits for local communities, councils should give it a central role in their transport plans and link it strongly with other policies and strategies.



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