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17 June 2014 - 2:25pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Birmingham
David Cox at the Campaigns Training Day in Birmingham
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Priory Rooms in Birmingham.
16 May 2014 - 10:32am
Parliament debates new sentences as driving bans fall
Courts are still reluctant to hand out long driving bans for serious offences
MPs this week debated Government proposals to extend sentences for those who flout driving bans, but new figures show that the courts are not prioritising driving bans in the first place.
7 May 2014 - 8:16am
Presentations from Space for Cycling campaigners' conference
Supporters at the Space for Cycling conference in Leeds on Saturday 3rd May 2014
Over 70 people attended CTC's Space for Cycling campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May 2014. Here below are the presentations and workshop notes from the different sessions.
16 April 2014 - 3:17pm
Lancashire Campaign to appeal to the local council for the introduction of a new cycle system
One of the locations that a Lancashire campaigner is looking to be opened up
A CTC-member keen to back the CTC-fight, has linked up with a local Dynamo Group to lobby their local Council to persuade them to install a new public-backed cycle routing system.
4 April 2014 - 9:46am
Southampton ‘Dutch-Style’ cycle junction system prompts debate
Southampton Crossroads
Southampton Council has, with best intentions, introduced a new ‘cycle-friendly' junction. However many cyclists, including a local cycle campaign group, aren't so sure.
24 March 2014 - 12:55pm
Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced
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.
13 February 2014 - 9:38pm
South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop
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.
30 January 2014 - 4:38pm
Carmarthenshire cyclists start local campaign group and look to build local support
Do you want to improve cycling locally……meet like-minded individuals…..and make a difference? CTC local cycle campaigners and cycle enthuiasts Phil Snaith and Geoff Rone have set up a forum in Carmarthenshire with the aim of making cycling a safer and more convenient way to travel.
21 January 2014 - 4:33pm
Coventry junction scheme made safer by local campaigners
Satellite image superimposed with plan
Despite the Department for Transport cycling policy, many councils do not prioritise walkers and cyclists in new road schemes. CTC representative George Riches pressed Coventry Council re-think the proposed Whitley Bridge Scheme making it signifigantly safer.
16 December 2013 - 12:37pm
Public Inquiry Threatens Completion of 100 mile Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail
Plym Valley Cycle Trail
Vocal opposition from a small number of local protesters threatens to derail plans to complete the National Cycle Network Route 27 Coast-to-Coast trail between Plymouth and Ilfracombe.
31 October 2013 - 9:57am
Road Justice reveals which police forces are committed to road safety for cyclists
The map shows police responses to the Road Justice report
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map showing which police forces are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
21 October 2013 - 5:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
A Liverpool bus
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
22 July 2013 - 2:03pm
Effective Cycle Forums
Effective Cycle Forums
Many councils have Cycle Forums where officers and elected members meet with local cycling advocates. They operate with varying degrees of success. This briefing looks at how to set one up if there isn't one, good operational practice, along with cures for an ailing Forum.
15 July 2013 - 12:02pm
Cycling road crash victims and campaigners visit over 30 Police and Crime Commissioners to call for 'Road Justice'
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton
Today, (July 11th ) campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes are meeting with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC, the national cycling charity’s Road Justice report.
12 April 2013 - 12:53pm
Book review: Rights of Way: Restoring the Record (by Sarah Bucks & Phil Wadey)
A cyclist on a right of way
Rights of way (ROW) in England & Wales could offer so much more for cyclists and others - but official records don't do it justice. 'Rights of Way: Restoring the Record' reveals how to use evidence to prove or disprove the existence of ROW. Reviewed by Colin Palmer, CTC's Off-road Adviser.
4 April 2013 - 9:16am
Cycle safety at 78 junctions to be improved thanks to £18m in grants
A hostile road in Leicester which will be transformed
Government funding of £18m, announced last summer, will go to local authorities across England to improve cycle safety at junctions.
21 March 2013 - 2:29pm
Put cycling on the National Curriculum
Providing Bikeability cycle training is crucial to create a cycling culture
Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.
18 March 2013 - 10:10am
What cyclists want drivers to know: road safety campaign tells all
What Matters Most Poster
CTC has welcomed a new publicity campaign from Road Safety GB Mercia (Midlands area) because of its refreshing emphasis on educating drivers about cyclists' needs, concerns and safety.
14 March 2013 - 3:15pm
Government boost for sustainable door-to-door travel
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.
5 March 2013 - 5:14pm
Let CTC help your cycling group move up a gear!
Riders from Cycle Bristol
Are you one of CTC’s valued volunteers and active within a local group? Would you like to share the secrets of your success with others? Would you like some help to resolve issues affecting your group?
 
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