Commitment to Cycling

At the start of the Conservative Party Conference, representatives from a coalition of cycling groups have called on the government to “stop treating cycling like a poor relation” and create a long-term, properly-resourced cycling strategy.

 
 
Is UK cycling at a turning point? - 25 Sep 2014 - Blog
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.

 
 
Manchester saw 300 cyclists taking to the streets in a peaceful rally promoting the Space for Cycling campaign on Monday 22 September, as one part of CTC campaign activity at the party conference.

 
 
Cllr Jerry Evans of Birmingham City Council has signed up as the 500th councillor to the national Space for Cycling campaign.

 
 
Caroline's time to shine (again!) - 15 Sep 2014 - Blog
Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.

 
 
The aims of the draft Northern Ireland Bicycle Strategy are generally admirable. However it will need to be followed by a Delivery Plan which sets challenging but achievable targets, and provides serious funding, if the Strategy's "fine words" are to be turned into reality.

 
 
Six campaigning groups, including CTC, have come together to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would force the Government to plan for greater investment in cycling and walking.

 
 
Cycle use down in England in 2013 - 29 Jul 2014 - News
Government transport data from last year show that the bounce in participation in 2012 has subsided, and cycle use has fallen back to 2011 levels, with the fewest number of trips per person at any point over the last 20 years.

 
 
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.

 
 
Following earlier announcements of capital funding for infrastructure projects, the Government has now announced the allocations of £64m in supporting revenue funding to encourage the use of sustainable transport.

 
 
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