Commitment to Cycling

Chris Green, MP for Bolton West, ahead of today's debate
MPs of all parties joined forces on 3 February to call for significant increase in the funding allocated for cycling, to make cycling a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

 
 
MPs will debate the funding for cycling issue on 3 February
On the 3 February, MPs will have the opportunity to debate 'Government investment in cycling' for England.

 
 
A369 Cycle Route Road Works
Highways England’s Cycling Strategy, while rich in promise, only highlights the need to reallocate funding from the Government's Road Investment Strategy towards cycling.

 
 
Festive city cycling showing xmas tree and stationary smiling cyclist
With London receiving several times the level of funding for cycling and associated media coverage the rest of the country enjoys, is there a ‘London Bias’? Or is this what you get with an elected mayor with extended powers? And can devolution bring this to a region near you?

 
 
Palace of Westminster at Christmas
Reallocate road funding for cycling says CTC - 17 Dec 2015 - Press Release
As the Government publishes its mission statement for the forthcoming Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS), CTC the national cycling charity questions the Government’s overall commitment to meet the aspirations outlined today.

 
 
Black and white photograph of Paris obscured in smog.
Promises on climate change in Paris, but the annual pollution fines the UK pays to the EU could be five times more than the Chancellor's cycling budget. Will politicians ever see through the smog and accept the economic argument for investing in an activity that helps tackle environmental issues?

 
 
Space for Cycling ride in Brighton at the Labour Party Conference in September 2
Brighton and Hove has become the first non-London council formally to sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign promoted by CTC.

 
 
Chancellor outside No 11 Downing St
As HM Treasury proudly announces that the Department for Transport has agreed to make cuts of more than 30% over the next four years, CTC campaigner Sam Jones wonders what this might mean for cycling.

 
 
Space for cycling
CTC and Cyclenation hosted their 34th annual cycle campaigners’ conference in Liverpool last month and as a new volunteer for CTC, I was keen to go along to see for myself the important work they do, as well as the many challenges they face.

 
 
Dr Wollaston MP addresses GMCC and CTC cyclists in the Manchester rain Photo: Jo
Manchester calls for more Space for Cycling - 6 Oct 2015 - Press Release
Today Tuesday 6 October 2015, CTC and the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign (GMCC) will take to Manchester streets at 7pm calling for more Space for Cycling.

 
 
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