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14 October 2014 - 11:14am
Commons debate to discuss UK cycling's future
Westminster
This Thursday 16 October, MPs return to the Commons to debate the future of UK cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones gives some background to the debate and explains why your MP should attend.
13 October 2014 - 1:02pm
The party is over, now it is time for funding
Robert Goodwill MP and Richard Burden MP at Birmingham Space for Cycling ride
With party conference season over for another year, CTC Campaigner Robbie Gillett takes a look at the main political parties’ positions on funding for cycling.
23 September 2014 - 4:06pm
CTC and GMCC ride at Labour Party Conference
Manchester cyclists of all ages take to the roads
Manchester saw 300 cyclists taking to the streets in a peaceful rally promoting the Space for Cycling campaign on Monday 22 September, as one part of CTC campaign activity at the party conference.
23 September 2014 - 3:10pm
Space for Cycling signs up 500th Councillor
Cyclists taking to the streets
Cllr Jerry Evans of Birmingham City Council has signed up as the 500th councillor to the national Space for Cycling campaign.
29 August 2014 - 9:50am
Northern Ireland draft Bicycle Strategy: fine words, but targets and funding still needed
The Strategy aims to make cycling "accessible, attractive, safe and desirable"
The aims of the draft Northern Ireland Bicycle Strategy are generally admirable. However it will need to be followed by a Delivery Plan which sets challenging but achievable targets, and provides serious funding, if the Strategy's "fine words" are to be turned into reality.
26 August 2014 - 3:07pm
Campaigners propose new law for funding cycling and walking
The new law would require Government to prepare plans for cycling expenditure
Six campaigning groups, including CTC, have come together to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would force the Government to plan for greater investment in cycling and walking.
29 July 2014 - 10:32am
Cycle use down in England in 2013
Cycle use has increased amongst men aged 30-60
Government transport data from last year show that the bounce in participation in 2012 has subsided, and cycle use has fallen back to 2011 levels, with the fewest number of trips per person at any point over the last 20 years.
18 July 2014 - 11:54am
£10 a head for cycling by 2020 say MPs
Inquiry witnesses Edmund King (AA), Chris Boardman (BC) and Roger Geffen (CTC)
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.
11 July 2014 - 11:23am
Sustainable transport funding announced for England: £440m over 6 years
New money for sustainable transport
Following earlier announcements of capital funding for infrastructure projects, the Government has now announced the allocations of £64m in supporting revenue funding to encourage the use of sustainable transport.
7 July 2014 - 11:32am
Funding announced for £2bn of 'growth deals' ... and £15m for cycle rail
£2bn of funding for masses of new roads; just £15m dedicated to cycling
£2bn announced for new roads or bigger junctions - with almost none on cycling. Meanwhile, the Department for Transport has announced £15m for 2015-16 to be spent on cycle rail improvements, typically additional cycle parking at railway stations.
24 June 2014 - 5:14pm
New map shows councillors' support for Space for Cycling
Make space for cycling
In mid-April, we launched the national Space for Cycling campaign in partnership with Cyclenation groups across the country. Our new interactive map shows where councillors have signed up so far, and Newcastle leads the way, outside London.
19 June 2014 - 9:39am
MPs and peers take to two wheels
Parliamentary Bike Ride 2014
The annual Parliamentary Bike Ride to launch Bike Week 2014 was followed by speeches from a cross-party panel of MPs who all agreed more needs to be done to boost cycling levels in the UK.
29 May 2014 - 9:07am
CTC makes economic case for cycling to Northern Ireland's politicians
The Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont
Maximise the economic benefits of cycling, CTC tells the Northern Ireland Assembly.
19 May 2014 - 2:30pm
Space for Cycling Big Ride Success
A young Space for Cycling supporter takes part in Big Ride
Hundreds of cyclists in cities across the UK showed their support for Space for Cycling by participating in locally held Big Rides.
9 May 2014 - 9:56am
BIG RIDES for Space for Cycling in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol
One of LCC's previous Space for Cycling rides
On 17 May thousands will be coming out to ride in support of Space for Cycling. With elections just 5 days later, these Big Rides will be a final chance to influence local candidates before the 22nd May elections.
7 May 2014 - 1:50pm
MPs challenge flawed national transport modelling
Massive extra road building will occur if current models aren't ditched
MPs have acknowledged evidence from CTC of the failures of the National Transport Model in a report by the Transport Select Committee on the strategic road network.
1 May 2014 - 1:16pm
Traffic signs reform signal better cycling infrastructure
Trials of new cycling infrastructure have fed into these new regulations
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.
29 April 2014 - 3:26pm
Cycle use falling in England, Government data suggests
Cycle use has declined in 2012/2013 compared with the previous year
Overall, across England, the proportion of people cycling once a month or more has fallen from 15.3% to 14.7% in one year - a reduction in over a third of million people.
15 April 2014 - 9:59am
Create jobs and save lives in their thousands! Cycling is the key, says major new report
Copenhagen cyclist
Coinciding with the launch of CTC's Space for Cycling campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that cycling has the potential to create at least 76,000 jobs and save 10,000 lives in the pan-European region.
11 April 2014 - 6:21pm
Space for Cycling: the national campaign gets underway
Space for Cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign. It call on councils to ensure that anyone can cycle anywhere, and to seek the funding this will require.

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