Designed for Cycling

Over 70 people attended CTC's Space for Cycling campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May 2014. Here below are the presentations and workshop notes from the different sessions.

Over 70 campaigners from around the country met up in Leeds for the first Space for Cycling campaigners conference on 3 May.

After years of pressure from CTC, the Department for Transport has unveiled a major reform of the traffic signs and signals regulations, which will allow better quality cycle facilities to be built, and much greater flexibility for local authorities to adopt their own approaches.

To help explain what Space for Cycling means in practice, CTC, with help from our campaign group partners, has produced this guide for local decision makers.

Overall, across England, the proportion of people cycling once a month or more has fallen from 15.3% to 14.7% in one year - a reduction in over a third of million people.

Becky Reynolds grew up cycling. Her Mum taught her to ride at an early age, so cycling has been and integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. What changed this everyday self-described 'utility cyclist' into a campaigner and co-founder of Cycle Lewes, an active campaigning group?

Sarah Sharp never thought of herself as a cycle campaigner before she initiated the Chichester 20s Plenty campaign; in fact, this self-described 'ordinary housewife' didn’t even learn to ride a bike until she was 28. So what was it exactly that changed in this mum of two?

What do we mean by Space for Cycling? - 17 Apr 2014 - Article
How do we create Space for Cycling? A range of solutions is needed, for major and minor roads or junctions, in urban and rural areas alike.

It’s boom time for Cargo Bikes - 15 Apr 2014 - News
More than 200 delegates from 25 countries met at the second European Cycle Logistics Conference, 12 April in Nijmegen, Netherlands, to celebrate the stellar potential of cycle delivery in developing new business models and reducing congestion in inner cities.

CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign. It call on councils to ensure that anyone can cycle anywhere, and to seek the funding this will require.

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