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4 September 2014 - 6:57pm
Backing for Boris's 'Crossrail for Bikes'
Parliament Square: TfL image of planned cycle route
Boris Johnson's plans for two iconic cycle routes through Central London may not be perfect, but their sheer boldness deserves our overall support.
19 March 2014 - 3:52pm
Let's give it up for cycling!
Cyclists on a city street
When we asked CycleClips readers if they had given up their cars for Lent, like CTC member the Bishop of Ramsbury, we weren't sure what to expect. However, many of you wrote in to share your experiences. Here's a selection...
18 February 2014 - 4:29pm
Cycling in London - 30 years ago
The GLC's film shows how little has changed since the 1980s
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.
25 September 2014 - 4:42pm
Is UK cycling at a turning point?
Riders at Manchester Mass Bike ride
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.
28 August 2013 - 8:09am
Cycle infrastructure trials could finally mean good cycle tracks are built
The Dutch roundabout on the test track in Berkshire
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.
8 August 2013 - 1:43pm
CTC's Top 10 for Number 10 to Get Britain Cycling
Will No 10 find the funding to make Cycletopia a reality?
With a government announcement on cycling reportedly imminent, here are CTC's priorities for what we'd like it to say.
25 July 2013 - 9:58am
Velo-City 2013 - the 5 best presentations
Cycle infrastructure in Vienna is well marked, but often shared with pedestrians
CTC's Chris Peck attended and spoke at the biggest cycling advocacy conference in Vienna in June 2013. Here is his own presentation, and the pick of the crop from other sessions.
17 June 2013 - 9:54am
Cycling in Vienna: lessons from Velo-city 2013
Vienna's huge central Ringstrasse has space for all modes of transport
Chris Peck spent a week in Vienna at Velo-City, the biggest international conference on cycle planning and promotion, alongside 1,400 other delegates from dozens of countries. Here are his first impressions of the city and its plans for cycling.
26 April 2013 - 9:02am
2001 to 2011 - cyclist numbers change significantly
Hull's cycling culture is gradually declining, despite some improvements
The number of people cycling to work has gone up in England and Wales by 17% from 2001 to 2011. In some areas, cycling is booming, but in others it is declining.
7 March 2013 - 8:44am
What's happened to cycle commuting in England and Wales?
The 2011 Census shows that - since 2001 - cycle commuting barely increased its share of all transport across the country, however, this overall figure conceals huge variations.
1 March 2013 - 5:18pm
Roadworks - a test of priorities
Space for bikes and pedestrians is temporarily reallocated in Denmark
When road or building work requires space to be removed from the carriageway, who gives up the space? In Britain, roadworks often occupy cycle facilities, with no provision of alternatives.
28 December 2012 - 4:51pm
Was 2012 the year when we finally started to 'Get Britain Cycling'?
Has there been progress for cycling in 2012?
In a final blog posting for 2012, CTC’s Campaigns Director Roger Geffen reviews year’s highlights and looks forward to 2013 with a level of optimism which seemed unthinkable a year ago.
1 October 2012 - 10:05am
Cycletopia in Lancaster?
A new ramp now connects the canal towpath to the Lune Cycle Path
As one of the original Cycle Demonstration Towns (CDT) Lancaster has been trying to move towards the cycling nirvana depicted in CTC’s Cycletopia. So after all the effort and increased spending what have we achieved? Matt Hodges, CTC's representative in Lancaster, gives his views.
26 September 2012 - 10:30am
Cycletopia - what can't be seen is just as important
Strong leadership is required to implement schemes
Our Cycletopia project shows 15 things that can be done to make towns better for cycling. Most of these are infrastructure related: slower speeds, better road design, cycle parking at destinations. But some are less tangible. Strong leadership and policy directions are ultimately what is required.

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