Designed for Cycling

Space for Cycling calls on councils to improve our streets so that anyone can cycle anywhere. But what does that mean in practice? CTC wants your photos and examples of infrastructure that's good or bad to explain to councils what works, and what needs improvement.

London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.

Space for Cycling: the background - 1 Apr 2014 - Article
A better standard of design for cycle facilities. Proper provision for cyclists on the busiest roads. Those are the aims of CTC’s Space for Cycling campaign, which is being run in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country.

CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.

The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.

CTC's Development Officer in Leicester, Elizabeth Barner, is from the US originally. By simple serendipity, she was able to attend a day of the Youth Bike Summit in New York in February and was amazed by the changes she found.

£300m has been set aside to improve 33 of London's biggest junctions - abandoning earlier plans to spend less on smaller changes at a greater number of junctions.

Space for Cycling - 20 Feb 2014 - Campaign
The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle, anywhere.

Criticism of Bedford's design for a 'turbo' roundabout on a major junction needs to be placed in context. Here Chris Peck explains why the project was cleared by a panel involving CTC.

Cycling in London - 30 years ago - 18 Feb 2014 - Blog
A film produced by the Greater London Council in 1984, shows how many of the core network of cycle facilities were built through funds from a short lived Cycling Unit.

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