4 March 2014 - 5:10pm
Traffic law and enforcement: Overview
Laws against bad driving and their enforcement should aim to protect all road users, including cyclists, from intimidation and injury.
12 October 2012 - 1:20pm
Cycle-friendly design and planning: Overview
CTC's vision is to see people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities feeling able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey. Designing - or re-designing - neighbourhoods, town centres and road networks to cater properly for them is essential...
24 March 2014 - 5:11pm
Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs)
Advanced stop lines are an excellent way of giving cyclists visible priority at junctions, where around 70% of cyclists' collisions occur. Good design is crucial, of course.
11 March 2014 - 2:50pm
Vegetation and hedge trimmings
Cyclists have problems with overhanging vegetation or hedge trimmings left on the routes they use. Debris can cause punctures or even serious injury if it gets caught in wheels...
7 March 2014 - 12:20pm
Cycle awareness campaigns for drivers
Sustained campaigns to improve road users' behaviour can be beneficial, if well-designed and targeted. To be effective, they need to convey positive, memorable and truthful messages...
7 March 2014 - 10:55am
Cycling and the economy
Cycling contributes more than many people think to local and national economies...
4 March 2014 - 4:55pm
Prosecutors and courts
To reinforce the message that driving that endangers other road users is socially unacceptable, prosecutors and courts should not dismiss 'dangerous' driving as merely 'careless'.
4 March 2014 - 4:07pm
Traffic police and other enforcement agencies
More effective traffic policing is crucial for cyclists, and also helps tackle one of the biggest fears that many others have about taking up cycling in the first place - namely, bad driving...
27 February 2014 - 4:21pm
Cycle training is a very effective way to encourage more people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to cycle. It boosts skills and confidence, particularly in imperfect conditions, and teaches the rules of the road.
25 February 2014 - 4:24pm
Public Footpaths (England & Wales)
Cycling on footpaths is illegal, but many are entirely suitable and form good links. Opening them up to cyclists would enhance the network of motor-traffic free routes...
24 January 2014 - 4:52pm
Even in crowded conditions, cyclists are perfectly able to mix harmoniously with pedestrians and, contrary to popular belief, they are not a major danger to them.
20 January 2014 - 12:29pm
Motorcyclists and cyclists have much in common, but motorcycling poses more risk to others and does not offer the same environmental benefits...
23 December 2013 - 4:52pm
Cyclists' behaviour and the law
Cyclists should behave responsibly and legally, but the law should recognise that they do little harm and should not have to choose between keeping safe and obeying rules...
18 November 2013 - 2:26pm
Common driving offences
Tackling common, bad driving offences effectively would help create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling and walking....
12 November 2013 - 12:20pm
Cycle-friendly employers (CTC views)
Doing everything possible to encourage employees to commute by cycle and to cycle for work purposes helps improve the health and productivity of a workforce, lowers the cost of business transport and eases congestion at peak time.
6 November 2013 - 12:27pm
Goods vehicles (lorries, HGVs, vans etc)
Lorries pose a disproportionate threat to cyclists. There is a range of measures that should be introduced to reduce the hazard as a matter or urgency...