Designed for Cycling

Cyclists waiting at a red light in Copenhagen. Photo: Heb@Wikimedia Commons, CC
Copenhagen is well known for cycling. This week, for the first time, the number of cycles entering the city centre has officially topped the number of motor vehicles. The UK government must recognise now that creating Space for Cycling is a must if they want to fulfill their ambition of creating a 'cycling revolution'. Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.

 
 
Space for Cycling logo
Space for Cycling - 10 Nov 2016 - Campaign
The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle, anywhere.

 
 
Fillthathole.org.uk
Fill that hole - 8 Nov 2016 - Campaign
Potholes are hazardous to cyclists while rough road surfaces make cycling more uncomfortable and requires more energy to ride over. Fill that hole allows you to report potholes anywhere in the country directly to the highway authority.

 
 
Government must tackle poor air quality. George Tsiagalakis, Wikimedia Commons
Environment group ClientEarth won a High Court ruling on Wednesday, which deemed current Government inaction on air quality illegal. As the Government rethinks its policy, Space for Cycling must be made central to their agenda. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, reports.

 
 
Bracken van Ryssen of Solihull Bicycle Campaign discusses how to form and run a
After being in the ‘cycling city’ of Cambridge last Saturday, the Space for Cycling Roadshow’s second stop was Birmingham. Space for Cycling Campaigner Tom Guha explains how, fired up by a desire to dispose of the reputation as a 'motor city', campaigners came from near and far to discuss how to create Space for Cycling in Birmingham and across the Midlands.

 
 
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
Cycletopia - 31 Oct 2016 - Campaign
CTC's Cycletopia is made up of real life examples of what can be done to make Britain's towns and cities more cycle friendly, combined in a single image.

 
 
Julian Huppert, Daniel Zeichner MP and Tom Guha kick the day off
The Space for Cycling roadshow has officially started! The first stop was Cambridge, where around fifty people came to hear all about Cycling UK's plans to get councils to plan, invest in and build full networks of cycle-friendly infrastructure. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha explains.

 
 
Cycling UK's Chief Exec Paul Tuohy, Green GLA Member and Islington Councillor, C
Cycling UK has updated its Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers. The guide clearly sets out the many benefits that Space for Cycling can bring to communities and gives practical steps for making it a reality.

 
 
Celebrating the opening of the Cambridge Guided Busway. Geograph, Keith Edkins.
On 22 October, Space for Cycling will kick off its roadshow in Cambridge at the Ross Street Community Centre. Known as 'the City of Cycling', Cambridge is an apt place to start.

 
 
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling, photo: Jim Killock CC
Space for Cycling is taking to the road throughout this autumn and winter. Ten events will take place across the country to engage with local campaign groups and galvanise support. Whether a veteran campaigner or tentative cyclist, please check out our list of events, register your interest and come along!

 
 
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