Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycl
Road danger reduction and enforcement conference announced News
A one-day conference ‘Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycling in London’ is announced today.
Trials of new cycling infrastructure have fed into these new regulations
Traffic signs reform signal better cycling infrastructure News
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.
Front cover of the Space for Cycling guide
Space for Cycling guide sets out what Councillors need to do Blog
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.
Sarah with her two children
Chichester is a 20mph city thanks to one mum’s dedication and a team of volunteers Case Study
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?
Healthy Streets Maintenance
Supporting Healthy Streets Case Study
CTC were funded by the Lancashire County Council Gateway programme to deliver Community Cycle Clubs in partnership with "Healthy Streets". Over the first eighteen months 23 community cycling projects were identified and supported through the work of CTC Cycling Development officer Damian Bonsall.
Cyclist wait at junction
Road safety and cycling: Overview Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand...
Suzette Davenport, ACPO roads policing lead, receiving the Road Justice report
ACPO to revise guidance on enforcement of 20 mph Blog
Transport Minister Norman Baker announced last night during the Parliamentary debate on how to Get Britain Cycling, that the ACPO roads policing lead has agreed to rewrite the ACPO guidance on the enforcement of 20 mph limits.
The refreshed Cycling Action Plan for Scotland
Scotland revises action plan for cycling News
The Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS), first published in 2009, set out the ambitious vision for 10% of trips to be made by bike by 2020. Over a third of the time has passed, but Scotland's modal share has barely increased.
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin
Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling News
Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
A hostile road in Leicester which will be transformed
Cycle safety at 78 junctions to be improved thanks to £18m in grants News
Government funding of £18m, announced last summer, will go to local authorities across England to improve cycle safety at junctions.
20 mph is one of the easiest ways to improve safety for all road users
Second 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry session deals with cycle safety News
After discussing the strategy for cycling in the first week, the second session of the Parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry, on the 30th January, was a more detailed examination of cycle safety issues.
Cycle lane
Cycle-friendly design and planning: Overview Campaigning Views
CTC's vision is to see people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities feeling able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey. Designing - or re-designing - neighbourhoods, town centres and road networks to cater properly for them is essential...
CTC supports high quality facilities - not fiddly pavement conversions
CTC declares support for quality segregation while still opposing "farcilities" News
CTC has published its revised policy on infrastructure setting out an ambition to see “a massive step-change in cycle use, so that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can feel able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey.”
The Times carried CTC's views on road safety
From the archive - The Times, 1st August 1934 Blog
In 1934 the Times published a statement from the Cyclists' Touring Club on road safety. Many of the issues raised still resonate - while in other areas the suggestions appear ludicrous in the modern day.
Maria Eagle endorsed the Cities fit for cycling campaign
Labour promises push on cycling News
Maria Eagle MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, has endorsed the Times manifesto on cycling and promised to implement its demands in full. The statement follows last week's commitment at the Liberal Democrat conference calling for widespread 20 mph speed limits.
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
Cycletopia – turning cycling dreams into reality Press Release
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.
Tackling major roads and junctions as well as road user behaviour is required
CTC says latest road safety figures are a wake-up call to Government News
New quarterly road casualty figures reinforce the bad news of other similar figures from recent months, not just for cyclists but for motorcyclists and pedestrians too. However, without quarterly data on cycle use, the change in level of risk is unknown.
20 mph limits - are they really less safe?
20 mph casualty figures - another failure to properly evaluate risk Blog
The number of road casualties on streets with 20 mph limits have increased by a quarter in one year. Unfortunately those figures fail to take into account the change in the number of 20 mph streets, which have been increasing steadily, particularly in the last year.
Cyclists have clear priority at this junction in Copenhagen
Mixed messages for cycle safety in London Blog
Transport for London's announcement of plans to complete 50 cycle-friendly junction improvements by the end of 2013 (including ten by the end of 2012) is very welcome. However, the Mayor's draft road safety strategy, launched the same day, is itself very much in need of a "cycle-friendly redesign".
BMA calls for health, not the economy, to drive transport policy
BMA calls for health to drive transport policy Blog
The British Medical Association's hard-hitting new report on Transport and Health calls for traffic restraint, challenging walking and cycling targets, improved provision for walking and cycling, 20mph speed limits, and health sector action to promote active travel. Will the Government take note?
The Government has shown little leadership on 20 mph zones and limits
Government inaction on road safety costing lives Blog
The Transport Select Committee report into road safety comes just a week after new guidance on setting local speed limits showed feeble leadership from Government. Where local authorities aren't performing, stronger direction is required from central Government to ensure road safety improves.
Mike McKillen, Mai-Britt Kristensen and Roger Geffen at Stormont castle
Talking cycling to Northern Ireland’s politicians, planners and the public Blog
Wednesday was one of the most meeting-packed days I can remember, with 2 Ministers, one parliamentary select committee, a presentation to some traffic planners, a visit to a cycle-friendly school and a public meeting all in one day!
CTC web chat - your questions answered News
CTC’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.
20mph could be the default residential speed limit in Northern Ireland
Could Northern Ireland go 20 mph? News
Conall McDevitt MLA has tabled a Private Member's Bill in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly which seeks to make 20mph the default speed limit on most residential roads in the 6 counties.
Wide, well designed cycle track in The Hague
What does CTC's membership think about infrastructure? News
In April CTC ran a survey of attitudes of cyclists towards road design and infrastructure. A report on the survey has now been published and reveals a broad consensus behind improving design standards of cycle facilities.
Jubilee St has a contra-flow cycle lane - 12 more will only be signed only
Brighton goes against the flow News
Contra-flow cycling is coming to more streets in the North Laine neighbourhood of central Brighton.
Cycling has increased even on 20 mph main roads
20mph pilot in Bristol finds slower speeds and enthusiastic residents News
A trial of two 20mph speed limit areas in Bristol has resulted in lower speeds, more reported walking and cycling and residents even more enthusiastic about lower speeds than they were at the start of the trial. Injuries, bus journey times and air quality have remained constant.
The debating chamber of Westminster Hall was packed for the debate on cycling
Will the transport secretary turn the cycling debate into action? News
After a hugely positive debate on cycling in the House of Commons, CTC has called on Transport Secretary Justine Greening MP to support an action plan for ‘more and safer cycling’.
No entry except cycles
Government announces long awaited changes to signing policy News
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cyclists’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.
Children campaigning for 20mph in Portsmouth
Portsmouth 20 mph limits lead to lower speeds and fewer casualties News
Two years after implementation of 20mph speed limits on 94% of the Portsmouth street network, results have shown that speeds fell, especially on roads where speeds were already high. Casualties have declined and attitudes of people to 20mph and both walking and cycling have improved.
Children campaigning for 20mph in Portsmouth
Portsmouth becomes first 20mph city News
The City of Portsmouth has become the first city to have 20mph on all of its residential streets. The move aims to make the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

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