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CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries

CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!
HGVs make up 5% of traffic in Britain but are involved in 18% of cyclist deaths

In the same week that another Londoner lost their life whilst cycling in the capital - the fifth this year and the second killed in collision with a lorry - Government ministers are due to decide whether to support an amendment to an EU Directive that would introduce safer and more fuel efficient lorries.

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Shopping by bike in Oz

Australia is not known for being a hotbed of utility cycling, but Mike Rubbo, a filmmaker based in Sydney, is trying to change the way Australians shop and CTC's Gavin Wood approves.
A fully loaded cargo bike

As part of my work for CTC's Cycle Logistics project, I have just written to the larger multiple retailers (supermarkets to me and you), offering them the chance to play a part in helping to encourage more people to shop by bike.

We aim to help more people to use bikes as part of their everyday routine and to enable supermarkets and shops to provide cyclists with more welcoming facilities.

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Cargo bike sharing scheme in Hereford

With the help of CTC, Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo are launching an innovative community cargo bike share scheme in the St James area of Hereford. If successful, this type of scheme could be rolled out in other towns and cities.
Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme, Hereford Pedicabs & Pedicargo

The community cargo bike sharing scheme is the brainchild of Will Vaughan and his business partner Ben Matthews of Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo. CTC, as part of its work within the EU Cycle Logistics project, has part funded the scheme which will provide a cargo carrying bike for residents in the St James Area of Hereford.

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Shopping by Bike - the results

As part of CTC's involvement in the EU funded CycleLogistics project, we recently ran the first of two Shop by Bike trials. This is a summary of the findings, with a link to the full report should you wish to read it all.
Buying Veg

Firstly, a massive thanks to all who took part.  The involvement of the willing (and hardy) volunteers meant the trial was a great success. It has provided us with some really interesting information - inevitably, some of it was negative, but there was also a tremendous amount of positive feedback as well.

You can read  full version of the report, but for those with limited time below is a summary of the results.

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Cycle Logistics hits the South Seas

Is it really viable to move things around by cycle in our towns and cities? What kind of things are currently being carried? Find out by listening to Outspoken Delivery's Gary Armstrong and CTC's Gavin Wood who discussed 'Cycle Logistics' on Radio New Zealand's Nights Show with Bryan Crump.
Bike with trailer

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Background

CTC is part of a consortium involved in the European CycleLogistics project. It is  supported by Intelligent Energy Europe and the overall aims are to achieve a reduction in energy used in urban freight transport and to also help Cycle Logistics become a credible transport solution.

 

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Like to shop by bike? Get involved in CycleLogistics!

CTC is part of a consortium involved in a pioneering CycleLogistics project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing motorised vehicles with cargo cycles. Read on to see how you can play a part...
Christmas shopping by bike ((photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen)

You may have heard about CTC's involvement in the CycleLogistics project via Cycle Magazine.

We are looking for 100 people who are prepared to start shopping by bike. If you don't currently (or very rarely) use your bike for shopping trips, this is your chance to get a reward for giving it a try.

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