Designed for Cycling

Vehicle restricted areas (VRAs) - 10 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
A town or city centre that restricts motor vehicles helps create an attractive environment for walking and cycling. Visitors, shoppers and residents usually feel the benefits too. Exempting cyclists is unlikely to cause problems because they tend to ride slowly or dismount when it gets crowded.

Chester Home Zone
Home Zones - 5 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
Children play, or want to play, in streets; and people work and live in them too. Creating Home Zones is a good way to reclaim roads as community space, rather than just a means of getting from A to B in a motor vehicle.

Traffic calming - 5 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
The speed of motor traffic not only aggravates local communities, but also puts people off cycling. There are a number of measures that encourage and enforce slower driving, including physical traffic calming (e.g. speed humps).

Junctions and crossings - 2 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
As 75% of cyclists' collisions happen at or near junctions, it's essential to do everything possible to make them safe for cycling.

Cycle Infrastructure Design
Cycle Infrastructure Design (DfT 2008) - 30 Mar 2012 - Article
The Department for Transport (DfT) published 'Cycle Infrastructure Design' (CID) in 2008 to guide professionals on providing for cyclists on the highway network. The following is CTC's take on it, highlighting the most enlightened aspects of the guidance, but also areas where it could do better.

Water End Junction
CTC cycle campaigners from York do battle to retain the road layout at Water End junction, which includes an advisory cycle lane. Some local residents have claimed since it was introduce it has caused increased traffic congestion. Local campaigners are fighting for it to stay on safety grounds.

Cycle road marking
The 'Hierarchy of Provision' - 19 Mar 2012 - Article
What is the best way to provide for cyclists on the highway network? Sharing space with motor traffic? Or segregated as much as possible from it? And what about all the options between these extremes?

Cycling has increased even on 20 mph main roads
A trial of two 20mph speed limit areas in Bristol has resulted in lower speeds, more reported walking and cycling and residents even more enthusiastic about lower speeds than they were at the start of the trial. Injuries, bus journey times and air quality have remained constant.

No entry except cycles
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cycles’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.

Success for local campaigners in Wendover
The first cycle route to be installed in Wendover for five years was opened in the small Buckinghamshire town at the beginning of March.

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