Views & Briefings

CTC's campaigning focuses on six core themes: commitment to cycling; designed for cycling; off-road access; promotion and encouragement; safe drivers and vehicles; and public transport.

Our campaigns briefings cover a range of topics relating to these six core themes. Each starts with headline messages for a quick summary, followed by our formal policy (CTC View); detailed key facts and arguments; and other background information.

Key topics include: cycling & local transport; health; cycle-friendly planning & design; road safety; road traffic law & enforcement; cyclists & the law; promoting cycling ('smarter choices'); cycling in schools and cycle-friendly employers. You can access the whole list below, or filter by theme.

The series is gradually replacing the policies published in CTC’s Policy Handbook (2004).

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27 March 2012 - 11:33am
Taking cycles on trains
There are many reasons for taking a cycle on the train. It might make a longer, non-driving door-to-door journey easier; help with travel to work, to a meeting, for a cycling holiday, or simply a day’s visit to a trail.
22 March 2012 - 12:54pm
Buses and coaches
Bike on bus
Being able to take a cycle with you on buses or coaches is important for both leisure and everyday transport journeys. In rural areas, the facility is particularly useful and can help boost passenger numbers.
16 March 2012 - 5:32pm
Motorcycles in bus lanes
Two cyclists in a bus lane
For new and existing cyclists, being able to use bus lanes has a lot to offer. There's less traffic to negotiate and it also feels safer than riding outside the lane, between buses and general traffic.
15 March 2012 - 5:06pm
Cycling and air travel
Airport sign
Some people have trouble-free journeys when travelling by air with their cycles, but others are not so lucky.
22 December 2011 - 12:14pm
Unsurfaced highways shared with motor vehicles
Unsurfacd highway
Not all unsurfaced highways are robust enough for use by motor vehicles. Ruts and mud, for example, can make them difficult or impossible for cycling...
22 December 2011 - 11:18am
Towpaths, canals and rivers
Towpath
Paths alongside canals and rivers can provide attractive and useful motor-traffic free routes for utility and recreational cycling...
21 December 2011 - 11:33am
Smarter choices
Cyclist on path
Smarter choices - measures, including cycling, that help people find alternatives to driving - can make a huge difference to travel habits...
20 December 2011 - 5:11pm
Scotland's Land Reform Act (2003) and Outdoor Access Code
Scotland
Scotland's Land Reform Act has opened up the countryside for walking and cycling. The rest of the UK should follow its example...
20 December 2011 - 4:45pm
Rights of Way Improvement Plans (England & Wales)
RoWIPs
By law, local authorities must develop Rights of Way Improvement Plans (RoWIPs). The plans are a good way of improving opportunities for cycling off-road...
20 December 2011 - 3:02pm
Obstructions and 'out of repair' rights of way (England & Wales)
Obstructions-out-of-repair-RoW
Bridleways and byways need to be kept clear of obstructions and in a good state of repair, so that cyclists can enjoy their off-road rides...
16 December 2011 - 10:44am
Changing the status of rights of way (England & Wales)
Cyclists riding off-road
Find out why it's important to open up more of the rights of way network for cycling, what the legal process is and how it needs improving...

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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Carol McKinley (Acting)
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