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15 April 2014 - 11:03am
It’s boom time for Cargo Bikes
Gary of Outspoken Delivery inaugurating the European Cycle Logistics Federation
More than 200 delegates from 25 countries met at the second European Cycle Logistics Conference, 12 April in Nijmegen, Netherlands, to celebrate the stellar potential of cycle delivery in developing new business models and reducing congestion in inner cities.
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.
10 April 2014 - 5:04pm
Space for Cycling - your infrastructure photos mapped
Space for Cycling in Brighton - bus stop bypasses on the Lewes Road
Space for Cycling calls on councils to improve our streets so that anyone can cycle anywhere. But what does that mean in practice? CTC wants your photos and examples of infrastructure that's good or bad to explain to councils what works, and what needs improvement.
7 April 2014 - 6:30am
Space for Cycling launched in London
Space for Cycling logo
London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.
24 March 2014 - 1:55pm
Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.
5 March 2014 - 1:03pm
Cyclist killed due to pothole, says coroner
Hazardous road surface around a drain - similar to that hit by Martyn Uzzell
The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.
28 February 2014 - 12:13pm
33 major junctions to be overhauled in London
A map showing the 33 junctions to be redesigned
£300m has been set aside to improve 33 of London's biggest junctions - abandoning earlier plans to spend less on smaller changes at a greater number of junctions.
13 February 2014 - 10:38pm
South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop
A map of South West England
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
21 January 2014 - 5:53pm
CTC calls on councils to fund cycle facilities through road maintenance programmes
New York track built through maintenance work. Photo D Passmore (CC licence)
As the Government proposes a £50m fund for maintaining pedestrian and cycling routes, CTC calls for councils to maximise the synergies between their cycling programmes and their planned road maintenance budgets.
21 January 2014 - 5:33pm
Coventry junction scheme made safer by local campaigners
Satellite image superimposed with plan
Despite the Department for Transport cycling policy, many councils do not prioritise walkers and cyclists in new road schemes. CTC representative George Riches pressed Coventry Council re-think the proposed Whitley Bridge Scheme making it signifigantly safer.
14 January 2014 - 10:08am
CTC objects to proposed second Lincoln bypass
The proposed new bypass will sever minor roads used by cyclists
Campaigners from CTC Lincolnshire have lodged an objection to the new road on the grounds that it will sever existing local roads and provide inadequate crossings. The road will be a test of the cycle proofing commitment made by the Prime Minister in 2013.
16 December 2013 - 2:00pm
CTC welcomes official go-ahead for lights to help cyclists at junctions
Low-level lights will help cyclists at junctions
News that the Department for Transport (DfT) has finally given the go-ahead to ‘low-level’ traffic lights has been welcomed by CTC, who have long campaigned for the move.
14 November 2013 - 12:08pm
CTC condemns rising toll of cyclists' deaths in London
A 'ghost bike' at the Bow Roundabout: photo by Diamond Geezer (Creative Commons)
CTC demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after a fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.
28 October 2013 - 6:57pm
CTC calls for swift progress as McLoughlin promises 'cycle-proofing' action
Rule changes are urgently needed so UK cycle tracks can have the same ju
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told cycling champion Chris Boardman that his department will do all it can to let councils introduce Dutch-style segregated cycle provision, while the Highways Agency has promised to review the cycling sections of its design guidance.
17 September 2013 - 12:04pm
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after £2300 raised for legal fees.
Alex Paxton is challenging an unfairly issued FPN
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton's challenge of the FPN he received a few weeks ago. Individual donors have given a total of £2669.50. Alex has submitted his request for a hearing in the Magistrates court to contest the FPN.
10 December 2013 - 2:23pm
London's Cycle Hire least used and most expensive in Europe
London's scheme is used half as much as Paris's
Comparative data from various international bike share schemes show that London's cycle hire scheme is one of the least used and is the most expensive public scheme to operate. The lack of a cycle network in central London is likely to be the main reason why usage is so much lower.
3 September 2013 - 8:19am
100 MPs reach a consensus on cycling
MPs debated cycling for 4 hours
Around 100 MPs from all political parties attended a packed backbench business debate on cycling for 4 hours on Monday evening, with dozens of MPs taking part.
11 June 2013 - 4:46pm
CTC tells Osborne maintaining roads is better than building them
Pothole: Photo by tejvanphotos (Creative Commons licence)
Cycling charity joins call for Chancellor to focus on maintaining existing roads rather than building new ones in his forthcoming Spending Review.
1 May 2013 - 10:35am
Dutch-style roundabouts and low-level signals tested
Dutch priority over side-roads - like this - is being trialled in Britain
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
4 April 2013 - 10:16am
Cycle safety at 78 junctions to be improved thanks to £18m in grants
A hostile road in Leicester which will be transformed
Government funding of £18m, announced last summer, will go to local authorities across England to improve cycle safety at junctions.

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