Public Transport

Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
Cycletopia - 24 Sep 2012 - Campaign
CTC's Cycletopia is made up of real life examples of what can be done to make Britain's towns and cities more cycle friendly, combined in a single image.

Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity has created ‘Cycletopia’ – an imaginary town made up of 15 real life examples in the UK of the best ways to promote, protect and inspire cycling.

Screenshot from Hitachi's mock up of the internal design of the new trains
New trains - at a cost of £4.5bn - to work longer distance routes have been approved by the Department for Transport. These will replace trains which have reasonable space for cycles. Ensuring that the replacement trains have equivalent space is vital.

Brompton on a railway platform
CTC is relieved to hear that South West Trains has reversed a proposed ban on all non-folding bikes, just 36 hours after implementing it. However, Southern and Southeastern still have widespread restrictions in place.

Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.

Cyclepoint at Leeds railway station
Cycling and rail - 27 Mar 2012 - Campaigning Views
Combining rail and cycle travel is a good alternative to driving for longer journeys, but it needs to be properly catered for.

Taking cycles on trains - 27 Mar 2012 - Campaigning Views
There are many reasons for taking a cycle on the train. It might make a longer, non-driving door-to-door journey easier; help with travel to work, to a meeting, for a cycling holiday, or simply a day’s visit to a trail.

Bike on bus
Buses and coaches - 22 Mar 2012 - Campaigning Views
Being able to take a cycle with you on buses or coaches is important for both leisure and everyday transport journeys. In rural areas, the facility is particularly useful and can help boost passenger numbers.

Bikes on planes - 20 Mar 2012 - Article
Taking your bicycle on a plane is something more and more of us have started to do. Here we provide a few useful steps to follow:

Airport sign
Cycling and air travel - 15 Mar 2012 - Campaigning Views
Some people have trouble-free journeys when travelling by air with their cycles, but others are not so lucky.

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