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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.
2 November 2012 - 10:42am
Big Apple takes a bite out of streets
New York City has begun to transform major streets
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.
26 October 2012 - 10:20am
Government's response to Select Committee branded 'feeble' by CTC
The Government's response to the Select Committee inquiry
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.
2 October 2012 - 10:54am
Labour promises push on cycling
Maria Eagle endorsed the Cities fit for cycling campaign
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.
24 September 2012 - 11:47am
Cycletopia – turning cycling dreams into reality
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
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.
30 August 2012 - 12:24pm
New figures on local cycle use are "a powerful tool for measuring progress"
Commuters in London
CTC has welcomed new figures showing how much walking and cycling is being done regularly around England by adults. This data, now being collected thanks to CTC's campaigning, will soon prove invaluable for measuring which local authorities are successfully raising cycle use locally.
13 August 2012 - 12:08pm
Olympic inspiration in Swindon
Swindon Olympic Mountain Bike Cycling
Hundreds of Swindon residents took to the centre of town, usually a bike-free area, to be a part of the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race on Saturday 11August.
6 July 2012 - 9:42am
Velo-City Vancouver: a report from the international cycling conference
Massed hire bikes for Velo-City Vancouver attendees (credit - ECF)
The Velo-City conference, held 26-29 June in Vancouver, Canada, featured presentations on recent cycling research, examples of successful programmes and policies to promote cycling, and campaigning news from around the world. By former CTC Campaigns Coordinator Debra Rolfe (now living in Vancouver).

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