New Vision for Cycling


New Vision for Cycling

CTC's "New Vision for Cycling" (2MB PDF) is a call on Government and local authorities to aim for substantial increase in cycling and reductions in the risk of cycling.

"New Vision for Cycling" provides some headline facts and figures on the economic, health, environmental and other benefits of cycling (n.b. there is also a referenced version available - 55KB Word doc).

It also summarises the key issues to be addressed in any national or local strategy to maximise these benefits:

  1. Commitment to cycling - the public sector must recognise the benefits of cycling and implement policies aimed at increasing levels of cycling.
  2. Cycle friendly planning and design - providing safe, attractive cycling conditions on and off the road network.
  3. Safe drivers and vehicles - creating environments that both are and feel safer through enforced and enhanced traffic law, lower speed limits and better training for all road users.
  4. Joined-up public transport that genuinely welcomes cyclists - allowing access to and from interchanges, cycle parking and adequate space on board public transport vehicles.
  5. Promotion, encouragement and incentives to cycle - promoting cycling positively through workplaces, schools or other organisations, through fiscal incentives to make cycling cheaper.
  6. Better opportunities for recreational and off-road cycling - more cycling routes in rural and urban green spaces must be opened up and promoted.

Recent Campaign Activity

Oxfordshire Cycle Network, networks cyclist-focussed groups to make sure that Council Planning ticks all the boxes News
Oxfordshire Cycle Network creates a network of support, with the help of CTC, so as to assist Oxfordshire County Council in producing their current strategy plan, which is focused on ensuring that the County’s transport system is set up right.
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Cycling and the economy Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes more than many people think to local and national economies...
Jon Snow CTC President & Chris Oliver CTC Scotland Chairman
Jon Snow, CTC President and newscaster, chairs Cycling Scotland Conference Blog
The ninth Cycling Scotland Conference was held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. The conference bought together active travel professionals, campaigners, volunteers, national and local politicians to learn from each other and to network.
Three people pedalling cargo bikes
A moveable feast for businesses in Brentford News
Brentford Bikes, a project partly-funded by CTC, is looking to connect the people and places across of Brentford through a moveable feast of food, art and culture in order to promote the use of cargo bikes for business deliveries.


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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541


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