Designed for Cycling

The Times' #cyclesafe campaign generated 10,000 reports of bad junctions
In the 2012 Budget the Chancellor allocated £15m to fix problem junctions in London. Now another £15m has been found to spend on junctions outside London. The additional funding is a testament to The Times's 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign in the spring.

 
 
Cycling Minister Norman Baker MP opened the cycle lanes
Innovative cycle lanes with a degree of separation from the road have been introduced on Old Shoreham Road in Brighton. While not perfect, these new lanes are about the best that can be done under current highway design regulations.

 
 
20mph could be the default residential speed limit in Northern Ireland
Could Northern Ireland go 20 mph? - 18 Jun 2012 - News
Conall McDevitt MLA has tabled a Private Member's Bill in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly which seeks to make 20mph the default speed limit on most residential roads in the 6 counties.

 
 
Wide, well designed cycle track in The Hague
In April CTC ran a survey of attitudes of cyclists towards road design and infrastructure. A report on the survey has now been published and reveals a broad consensus behind improving design standards of cycle facilities.

 
 
NCN 8 in the Wye Valley
The Welsh Government is about to legislate to force local authorities to map out and plan improvements to the cycle networks. Although a great step, I think it's vital that the routes are of a proper standard to make cycling attractive and feasible.

 
 
Jubilee St has a contra-flow cycle lane - 12 more will only be signed only
Brighton goes against the flow - 8 May 2012 - News
Contra-flow cycling is coming to more streets in the North Laine neighbourhood of central Brighton.

 
 
Chris in the pothole that brought him down
In 2008, I was riding to work in central London when I hit a pothole, catapulting me over the handlebars into the road. I incurred nasty facial injuries and the crash destroyed my bike. CTC's legal team forced the highway authority into admitting liability, resulting in compensation being paid out.

 
 
Fillthathole.org.uk
Fill that hole - 28 Apr 2012 - Campaign
Potholes are hazardous to cyclists while rough road surfaces make cycling more uncomfortable and requires more energy to ride over. Fill that hole allows you to report potholes anywhere in the country directly to the highway authority.

 
 
A chicane barrier on a path legally accessible to cyclists
Barriers on cycle paths - 24 Apr 2012 - Article
On road and off-road, there are a number of ways that cyclists can be discouraged from using a particular route. There may be natural challenges on some routes, but far more frustrating are those that have been designed in, making access for all difficult or in some cases impossible.

 
 
Reporting a road defect to CTC's www.fillthathole.org.uk
Unless our potholes are properly fixed, next summer’s Olympic road race could have echoes of Paris-Roubaix’s pavé. CTC Campaigns and Policy Coordinator Chris Peck explains why UK roads are so bad.

 
 
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