Designed for Cycling

Two years ago, Essex County Council proposed an infrastructure project that they believed would encourage cycling and walking. Following a two year battle, the local cycle campaign group have proved that the infrastructure was substandard, unnecessary and a misspending of public funds - but was it all worth it? Cycling UK member and local cycle campaigner, Will Bramhill, explains.

 
 
Several weeks ago, the tragic death of a young woman in Edinburgh rocked the city’s cycling community. The cause of the incident isn’t yet known and is being investigated by Police Scotland, but we do know that 23-year-old medical student Zhi Min Soh fell off her bike near tramlines and was subsequently run over by a mini-bus. She died of her injuries. Cycling UK was distressed to hear of her death and offer condolences to her family and friends at this sad time.

 
 
Vegetation and hedge trimmings - 3 May 2017 - Campaigning Views
Cyclists have problems with overhanging vegetation or hedge trimmings left on the routes they use. Debris can cause punctures or even serious injury if it gets caught in wheels.

 
 
After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented.

 
 
Highway maintenance - 30 Mar 2017 - Campaigning Views
Cyclists suffer disproportionately from poor highway maintenance, so they need local authorities to keep surfaces smooth, well-swept and defect-free.

 
 
Vote Bike: Greater Manchester - 24 Mar 2017 - Blog
On 4 May, Greater Manchester will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.

 
 
Cheshire East Council has become the first local authority to formally pass a motion supporting our Space for Cycling campaign.

 
 
Sean Anstee, the Conservative candidate running for mayor of Greater Manchester, tells us his plans for cycling should he be elected on 4 May.

 
 
Cycling UK's parliamentary evidence to Transport Committee inquiry on urban congestion explains how better cycling provision will allow more people to travel safely and quickly.

 
 
Cycling UK action results in regular HGV movements blocked on national cycle network and walking route.

 
 
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