Cyclists on a city street
Let's give it up for cycling! Blog
When we asked CycleClips readers if they had given up their cars for Lent, like CTC member the Bishop of Ramsbury, we weren't sure what to expect. However, many of you wrote in to share your experiences. Here's a selection...
Cyclist in shopping area
Cycling and the economy Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes more than many people think to local and national economies...
The GLC's film shows how little has changed since the 1980s
Cycling in London - 30 years ago 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.
Brighton and Hove CTC launch 'Shed Rides' to encourage new members News
With over two thirds of bicycles stuck in a garden shed and hardly ever seeing the light of day, the Brighton and Hove CTC Member Group has come up with an ingenious plan to encourage more people to cycle in the New Year.
Cutting the ribbon on the new route
New section of cycle route for Snowdonia News
CTC attended the opening last week of a new section of Lôn Gwyrfai, a cycling and walking route linking Caernarfon to Waunfawr. The new section joins Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert.
The Dutch roundabout on the test track in Berkshire
Cycle infrastructure trials could finally mean good cycle tracks are built Blog
In June CTC was invited, along with many others from the cycling world, to see first hand the trials being conducted by TRL (formerly the Transport Research Laboratory) of various measures to enhance safety and provision for cycling.
Female cyclist
Cycling and local transport Campaigning Views
To maximise cycling's benefits for local communities, councils should give it a central role in their transport plans and link it strongly with other policies and strategies...
The PM's £77m allows 8 cities, covering 6.3m people, to start taking up cycling
CTC urges MPs to back long-term funding for PM's "Cycling Revolution" News
CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomes David Cameron’s call to kick-start a 'cycling revolution', and urges MPs and councils to take action now to deliver the programmes and the funding required for it to become a reality.
Will No 10 find the funding to make Cycletopia a reality?
CTC's Top 10 for Number 10 to Get Britain Cycling Blog
With a government announcement on cycling reportedly imminent, here are CTC's priorities for what we'd like it to say.
Cycle infrastructure in Vienna is well marked, but often shared with pedestrians
Velo-City 2013 - the 5 best presentations Blog
CTC's Chris Peck attended and spoke at the biggest cycling advocacy conference in Vienna in June 2013. Here is his own presentation, and the pick of the crop from other sessions.
The new A3 at Hindhead has greatly improved cycling conditions
Government roads strategy promises to 'cycleproof' major roads News
CTC has welcomed the announcement to 'cycleproof' the major road network, which comes just two weeks after two cyclists were killed on the A30 in Cornwall.
Vienna's huge central Ringstrasse has space for all modes of transport
Cycling in Vienna: lessons from Velo-city 2013 Blog
Chris Peck spent a week in Vienna at Velo-City, the biggest international conference on cycle planning and promotion, alongside 1,400 other delegates from dozens of countries. Here are his first impressions of the city and its plans for cycling.
Cycling through a new development
National planning policies Campaigning Views
Planning policies and decisions can make all the difference to how people choose to make their journeys - i.e. whether to drive or to travel more sustainably by cycle or on foot.
Dutch priority over side-roads - like this - is being trialled in Britain
Dutch-style roundabouts and low-level signals tested News
Low level signals and continental-style roundabouts with cycle priority are the standard design in the Netherlands. But in this country they are considered so radical and innovative by the Government that special trials are being carried out on TRL's track in Crowthorne, Berkshire
Hull's cycling culture is gradually declining, despite some improvements
2001 to 2011 - cyclist numbers change significantly Blog
The number of people cycling to work has gone up in England and Wales by 17% from 2001 to 2011. In some areas, cycling is booming, but in others it is declining.
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.
Victoria Embankment is one of the routes for which new infrastructure is planned
Mayor launches 'Cycling Vision' to "de-Lycrafy" London News
Cycle routes named after tube lines, better cycling infrastructure and increases to cycle parking at mainline stations are some of the proposals in the Mayor of London's Cycling Vision.
What's happened to cycle commuting in England and Wales? Blog
The 2011 Census shows that - since 2001 - cycle commuting barely increased its share of all transport across the country, however, this overall figure conceals huge variations.
Space for bikes and pedestrians is temporarily reallocated in Denmark
Roadworks - a test of priorities Blog
When road or building work requires space to be removed from the carriageway, who gives up the space? In Britain, roadworks often occupy cycle facilities, with no provision of alternatives.
Dutch design of infrastructure was much praised by those giving evidence
Planning and design for cycling scrutinised by MPs and Peers News
Having examined strategy and safety issues, the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group turned its attention to planning and design for cycling in the third session of its inquiry into cycling on the 6th Feb.
UK Cycling Alliance representatives at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry examines cycling strategy News
The first session of the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry has tackled Government and local authority strategy towards cycling, taking evidence from cycling organisations, experts and journalists.
Has there been progress for cycling in 2012?
Was 2012 the year when we finally started to 'Get Britain Cycling'? Blog
In a final blog posting for 2012, CTC’s Campaigns Director Roger Geffen reviews year’s highlights and looks forward to 2013 with a level of optimism which seemed unthinkable a year ago.
CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
Physical inactivity has "roughly the same impact as smoking" says NICE, so get cycling News
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.
This mockup shows the planned one-way streets - excluding contra-flow cycling
Wolverhampton plans city centre revamp - but excludes cyclists News
A scheme to revitalise and improve the city centre of Wolverhampton threatens to close National Cycle Network 81 to two-way cycling, the main west-east route through the city centre and access to the railway station. It's open for consultation until January 2013 - tell the city council you object!
New York City has begun to transform major streets
Big Apple takes a bite out of streets News
New York City has been radically shifting space on its main thoroughfares away from cars, providing high quality cycle facilities, more space for pedestrians and better bus networks. Now research is starting to show the economic and social benefits.
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...
A new ramp now connects the canal towpath to the Lune Cycle Path
Cycletopia in Lancaster? Blog
As one of the original Cycle Demonstration Towns (CDT) Lancaster has been trying to move towards the cycling nirvana depicted in CTC’s Cycletopia. So after all the effort and increased spending what have we achieved? Matt Hodges, CTC's representative in Lancaster, gives his views.
Strong leadership is required to implement schemes
Cycletopia - what can't be seen is just as important Blog
Our Cycletopia project shows 15 things that can be done to make towns better for cycling. Most of these are infrastructure related: slower speeds, better road design, cycle parking at destinations. But some are less tangible. Strong leadership and policy directions are ultimately what is required.
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.

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