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Don't just train people to avoid lorry danger - minimise it, says CTC

As MPs demand answers on cycle safety, CTC says that raising people's awareness of risk, and training them to avoid it, are the best 'quick wins'. But the 'big wins' involve reducing it.
CTC President Jon Snow giving evidence in Parliament

CTC has submitted evidence on cycle safety to a hastily called parliamentary inquiry, and provided a briefing for a parliamentary debate yesterday (26 November).

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Jon Snow, CTC President and newscaster, chairs Cycling Scotland Conference

The ninth Cycling Scotland Conference was held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. The conference bought together active travel professionals, campaigners, volunteers, national and local politicians to learn from each other and to network.
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Jon Snow, CTC President, made a charismatic chairman of the ninth 2013 Cycling Scotland Conference

In his opening statement, Jon said he'd seen “...more segregated infrastructure in his cab ride from Glasgow station to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome conference venue than in all of London!”

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CTC President Jon Snow calls for everyone to sign e-petition

During one hour alone last night, 1,200 people signed an e-petition calling on the Prime Minister to implement the recommendations of the 'Get Britain Cycling' All Party Parliamentary report, which was released yesterday Wednesday 24 April.
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At the time of writing the number of signatories had topped 26,000. Reaching 100,000 signatures will guarantee a debate on the report's findings  in Westminster.

The petition was set up by The Times journalist Kaya Burgess, one of the driving forces behind the newspaper’s 'Cities Fit for Cycling' campaign, set up after his friend and colleague Mary Bowers was left critically injured. Mary was in a collision with a lorry whilst cycling in London.

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Ministers, police and Jon Snow appear before the APPCG

4 March 2013
The final session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's inquiry 'Get Britain Cycling' heard from the ministers responsible for promoting and improving road safety, as well as representatives from Europe, Wales, Scotland and law enforcement agencies.
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After 5 weeks of evidence sessions, and witnesses from over 20 different organisations, the APPCG turned its attention to leadership.

Jon Snow, CTC's President - who gave evidence to the Transport Select Committee in 2012 - appeared alongside Andrew Gilligan, the recently appointed cycling commissioner for London, and Isabel Dedring, the Deputy Mayor of London.

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Government's response to Select Committee branded 'feeble' by CTC

CTC is urging Ministers to show much stronger leadership on encouraging more and safer cycling, after a lamentably weak response to the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry earlier this year on road safety.
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CTC’s President Jon Snow was one of the witnesses at the inquiry in April this year, along with Times editor James Harding, and CTC’s Vice-President Josie Dew. He used the occasion to make a strong call for leadership on cycling and cycle safety, stressing that “Leadership means joined up Government with all departments working together to further cycling.”

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GB pedal power inspires surge in cycling

 Maybe the way to honour Team GB’s Olympic cycling prowess is to start right now investing in UK cycling infrastructure."

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Road safety inquiry highlights lack of Government leadership on cycling

18 July 2012
A report from the Transport Select Committee has criticised the Government over the handling of cycle safety. The report emerged following evidence given by CTC and CTC's President Jon Snow earlier in the year.
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CTC has called for concerted action after MPs have criticised Government policy on road safety, demanding stronger leadership on road safety and cycle safety in particular.

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Jon Snow and Josie Dew at the Transport Select Committee

24 April 2012
President and Vice-President of CTC respectively, Jon Snow and Josie Dew appeared alongside editor of The Times, James Harding, whose 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign has triggered a shift in political support for cycling. Two ministers with responsibility for cycling also gave evidence.
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Since The Times launched its Cities fit for cycling campaign in February, political doors have opened and behind the scenes there has been a bit of progress on many of the 8 points which The Times originally argued for.

CTC had already given evidence to the Transport Select Committee's Inquiry into Road Safety but an additional day of evidence specifically on cycling was arranged, to which CTC's President, Vice-President and the editor of The Times were invited.

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Safety in Numbers campaign launched in Parliament

13 May 2009
CTC President and Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow launched CTC’s Safety in Numbers campaign in Parliament.
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MPs from all 3 main parties attended the launch. After a presentation from Chris Watts of the Department for Transport outlining A Safer Way, the then Government’s draft Road Safety Strategy, CTC’s Roger Geffen unveiled New CTC research showing that cycling gets safer the more cyclists there are.

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