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20 June 2013 - 10:37am
Scotland revises action plan for cycling
The refreshed Cycling Action Plan for Scotland
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.
23 April 2013 - 4:26pm
Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin
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
16 April 2013 - 4:45pm
Local cycle use figures show no huge changes in 2012
Half of the population cycle once a month or more in Cambridge
New data for cycle use in England show that the Olympic bounce in 2012 perhaps wasn't quite as powerful as commentators at the time thought it might be. But the very fact that the Department is publishing these figures shows that some things are improving.
21 March 2013 - 3:29pm
Put cycling on the National Curriculum
Providing Bikeability cycle training is crucial to create a cycling culture
Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.
19 March 2013 - 11:23am
Spanish cycling organisations protest against anti-cycling proposals
Cycle tourism would be undermined by the proposals
An alliance of cycling organisations in Spain has demanded that the Government withdraw proposed anti-cycling measures which threaten to undermine the increase in cycling and deter green tourism. You too can write to the Minister with your comments.
7 March 2013 - 12:09pm
Mayor launches 'Cycling Vision' to "de-Lycrafy" London
Victoria Embankment is one of the routes for which new infrastructure is planned
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.
4 March 2013 - 5:12pm
Ministers conclude 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
Norman Baker MP opening a cycle track in his constituency
The parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry ended today with evidence from Ministers, first from Wales and then from the UK Government. We now await the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report, which is expected to call for clear leadership from the top of Government.
4 March 2013 - 1:32pm
Ministers, police and Jon Snow appear before the APPCG
CTC's President Jon Snow
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.
27 February 2013 - 12:30pm
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry moves onto local authorities and London
Cycle parking with a cycle path running through it in Groningen, NL
Local authorities, campaigners and representatives from London were scrutinised by MPs and Peers from the All Party Cycling Group in the fifth and penultimate session of the Get Britain Cycling inquiry.
18 February 2013 - 10:58am
New law for better cycle paths in Wales
The NCN8 near Caernarfon alongside a major road
The Welsh Government has proposed a new law placing a duty on local authorities to map the walking and cycling routes in their area and make a plan and budget to improve them. Wales is being touted as the first country for such law to be introduced.
12 February 2013 - 6:14pm
Chris Boardman speaks at cycling inquiry
Cyclist Chris Boardman giving evidence at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
After Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman joined health experts and others to give evidence at today's Get Britain Cycling inquiry hearing, CTC has expressed dismay that the government departments for education, employers and the environment all declined to send witnesses.
30 January 2013 - 12:56pm
CTC welcomes £62m cycle spending announcement, but urges consistency
Norman Baker MP at the opening of a new cycle track in Sussex in 2012
CTC and other cycling groups have welcomed today's Government announcement explaining how £62m of cycling funding for England will be spent - including £30m for up to 3 'cycling cities'. But CTC urges that larger and more consistent commitments will be needed if we are to 'Get Britain Cycling'.
23 January 2013 - 10:48am
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry examines cycling strategy
UK Cycling Alliance representatives at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
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.
18 January 2013 - 11:56am
All Party Cycling Group inquiry starts rolling
The inquiry into 'Get Britain Cycling' starts on the 23rd January
The first session of the All Party Cycling Group's inquiry into 'Get Britain Cycling' starts on Wednesday 23 Jan, and runs each week (with one exception) for the next seven weeks.
11 December 2012 - 11:41am
EU Transport Committee agrees to include cycling in major transport fund
The Transport Committee agreed to include cycling in funding guidance
European transport projects could include cycling infrastructure thanks to pressure from cyclists across Europe. CTC joined ECF in lobbying members of the Transport Committee to change guidance on funding major transport networks.
5 December 2012 - 4:28pm
Autumn Statement cuts fuel duty and pumps money into road schemes
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement is a mixed blessing for bikes
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement isn't great news for cycling. New road schemes get almost £1bn, whereas there is only £42m extra for cycling over the next two financial years. At the same time fuel duty is being frozen, removing a key incentive to reduce car use.
28 November 2012 - 11:02am
£20m more for cycling
High quality cycle routes could be funded using the new money
Transport minister Norman Baker MP has announced welcome additional funding for cycling in England - but this should just be a start, and CTC is calling for more funding to help Get Britain Cycling.
27 November 2012 - 1:26pm
Physical inactivity has "roughly the same impact as smoking" says NICE, so get cycling
CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
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.
20 November 2012 - 1:19pm
London Assembly demands better cycle infrastructure
Games lanes showed how space could be painlessly reallocated from motor traffic
The London Assembly Transport Committee is calling on the Mayor to provide much better facilities for cycling, hugely increase the budget, and set a higher target for cycle use.
5 November 2012 - 10:41am
All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group launches 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
The Times campaign is 9 months old
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG), a cross-party group of MPs and Peers with an interest in cycling, has launched its 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry into how to increase levels of cycling.

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