Designed for Cycling

CTC demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after a fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.

 
 
While the Get Britain Cycling report calls on Government to aim for 10% of trips by 2025 and 25% of trips by 2050, in the bowels of the Department for Transport, technicians working on the National Transport Model are forecasting that cycling will fall for decades to come.

 
 
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told cycling champion Chris Boardman that his department will do all it can to let councils introduce Dutch-style segregated cycle provision, while the Highways Agency has promised to review the cycling sections of its design guidance.

 
 
This week Hope Fennell would have turned 15 had her short life not been tragically ended in 2011. A procession calling for improved road safety will be held in her name on Saturday 21 September in Birmingham.

 
 
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton's challenge of the FPN he received a few weeks ago. Individual donors have given a total of £2669.50. Alex has submitted his request for a hearing in the Magistrates court to contest the FPN.

 
 
A few weeks ago, Alex Paxton was issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for failing to stop at a red light, yet all he was doing was positioning himself in front of a car which had illegally occupied the advanced stop box.

 
 
Around 100 MPs from all political parties attended a packed backbench business debate on cycling for 4 hours on Monday evening, with dozens of MPs taking part.

 
 
In June CTC was invited, along with many others from the cycling world, to see first hand the trials being conducted by TRL (formerly the Transport Research Laboratory) of various measures to enhance safety and provision for cycling.

 
 
The funding settlement for cycling over the next two years will make a difference in the areas which are getting the cash, but the announcement also included some other aspects that may streamline cycle provision in other ways, including the much vaunted concept of "cycle proofing".

 
 
With a government announcement on cycling reportedly imminent, here are CTC's priorities for what we'd like it to say.

 
 
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