Commitment to Cycling

Local transport policy and cycling - 13 Apr 2016 - 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.

 
 
National planning policies - 6 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Planning policies and decisions can make all the difference to how people choose to make their journeys - i.e. whether to drive or to travel more sustainably by cycle or on foot.

 
 
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy “won’t be worth the paper it’s written on” unless backed by sustained funding, said CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling in their initial response to its draft proposals.

 
 
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.

 
 
Cycling UK has reacted with dismay to today’s Budget as Chancellor George Osborne announced more road-building plans and another freeze on fuel duty. Cycling UK Policy Director, Roger Geffen MBE, declared: “We want to get more people cycling, not driving.”

 
 
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.

 
 
CTC, the national cycling charity, backs Welsh Assembly’s Enterprise and Business Committee’s report

 
 
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.

 
 
During the House of Lords debate yesterday (10 February) on promoting cycling, Peers of all parties called for Dutch-style separate cycle facilities, high quality design standards and increased investment

 
 
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...

 
 
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