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London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.

 
 
Cycle track in the Hague
Space for Cycling: the background - 1 Apr 2014 - Article
A better standard of design for cycle facilities. Proper provision for cyclists on the busiest roads. Those are the aims of Cycling UK’s Space for Cycling campaign, which is being run in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country.

 
 
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.

 
 
Hazardous road surface around a drain - similar to that hit by Martyn Uzzell
The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.

 
 
Manhattan bike lane and info form NYC DoT
CTC's Development Officer in Leicester, Elizabeth Barner, is from the US originally. By simple serendipity, she was able to attend a day of the Youth Bike Summit in New York in February and was amazed by the changes she found.

 
 
A map showing the 33 junctions to be redesigned
£300m has been set aside to improve 33 of London's biggest junctions - abandoning earlier plans to spend less on smaller changes at a greater number of junctions.

 
 
Bedford's turbo roundabout has proved controversial
Criticism of Bedford's design for a 'turbo' roundabout on a major junction needs to be placed in context. Here Chris Peck explains why the project was cleared by a panel involving CTC.

 
 
The GLC's film shows how little has changed since the 1980s
Cycling in London - 30 years ago - 18 Feb 2014 - Blog
A film produced by the Greater London Council in 1984, shows how many of the core network of cycle facilities were built through funds from a short lived Cycling Unit.

 
 
A map of South West England
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.

 
 
New York track built through maintenance work. Photo D Passmore (CC licence)
As the Government proposes a £50m fund for maintaining pedestrian and cycling routes, CTC calls for councils to maximise the synergies between their cycling programmes and their planned road maintenance budgets.

 
 
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