Public Transport

Cycling to stations has grown mostly amongst on-train users
The number of people cycling to railway stations has steadily increased over the last 7 years, figures from the National Passenger Survey, obtained by CTC, reveal.

 
 
Leeds Cycle Point - a good example of cycle-rail integration
CTC has today welcomed the Government's new strategy for sustainable door-to-door trips by public transport, walking and cycling.

 
 
London taxi and cyclist
Taxis and private hire vehicles - 26 Nov 2012 - Campaigning Views
If your cycle breaks down, or it's late at night - or you're just too tired to complete your journey - knowing that you can take your bike the rest of the way by taxi can be a very reassuring thought.

 
 
Brompton Dock won the award for innovation at this year's awards
A revolutionary automated bike hire scheme and the addition of 2,000 cycle spaces across one operator’s network were some of the achievements celebrated at this year’s National Cycle Rail Awards, sponsored in part by CTC.

 
 
Rickshaw arriving into Southport as part of the Visit Project
Southport Park and Ride CTC style - 26 Oct 2012 - News
Visitors to Southport ditched the bus for a journey to remember, traveling into the town centre in style aboard a state of the art pedal-powered Rickshaw.

 
 
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity has created ‘Cycletopia’ – an imaginary town made up of 15 real life examples in the UK of the best ways to promote, protect and inspire cycling.

 
 
Screenshot from Hitachi's mock up of the internal design of the new trains
New trains - at a cost of £4.5bn - to work longer distance routes have been approved by the Department for Transport. These will replace trains which have reasonable space for cycles. Ensuring that the replacement trains have equivalent space is vital.

 
 
Brompton on a railway platform
CTC is relieved to hear that South West Trains has reversed a proposed ban on all non-folding bikes, just 36 hours after implementing it. However, Southern and Southeastern still have widespread restrictions in place.

 
 
Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.

 
 
Cyclepoint at Leeds railway station
Cycling and rail - 27 Mar 2012 - Campaigning Views
Combining rail and cycle travel is a good alternative to driving for longer journeys, but it needs to be properly catered for.

 
 
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