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14 November 2013 - 11:08am
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 - 5:57pm
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 - 11:04am
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 July 2014 - 1:05pm
Huge improvement in design of Cycle Superhighway 5
How CS5 could look as it approaches Vauxhall
New designs out for consultation show that the quality of design for cycling infrastructure has shot up. The new route, which parallels one of London's busiest distributor roads, will now be almost entirely protected from traffic, with generous widths and good continuity.
10 December 2013 - 1:23pm
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 - 7:19am
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 - 3:46pm
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 - 9:35am
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 - 9:16am
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.
18 February 2013 - 9:58am
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.
7 February 2013 - 11:07am
Oxfordshire spends just 0.2% of transport budget on cycling
BikeSafe have campaigned for a cycle path alongside a busy B-road for years
Local cycle campaign group for West Oxfordshire, BikeSafe, has slammed Oxfordshire County Council for its lamentable lack of funding for cycling.
6 February 2013 - 9:40am
Planning and design for cycling scrutinised by MPs and Peers
Dutch design of infrastructure was much praised by those giving evidence
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.
30 January 2013 - 11:56am
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'.
22 November 2012 - 12:05pm
Wolverhampton plans city centre revamp - but excludes cyclists
This mockup shows the planned one-way streets - excluding contra-flow cycling
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!
20 November 2012 - 12:19pm
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.
6 November 2012 - 4:00pm
Brighton cyclists celebrate 2-way cycling!
CTC Campaigner Becky Reynolds cycling legally through North Laine, Brighton
Local cycle campaign group Bricycles has long called for the reinstatement of 2-way cycling, running a “One way? No way” campaign...
2 November 2012 - 9:42am
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.
24 October 2012 - 10:47am
Proposed new junction designs show little sign of innovation
Proposals for Lambeth Bridge lack ambition
Transport for London has just released proposed new junction designs to improve conditions for cyclists. These schemes involve very minor changes to the road layouts, which in themselves may make conditions slightly easier but they show little sign of innovative or bold thinking.
12 October 2012 - 11:46am
CTC declares support for quality segregation while still opposing "farcilities"
CTC supports high quality facilities - not fiddly pavement conversions
CTC has published its revised policy on infrastructure setting out an ambition to see “a massive step-change in cycle use, so that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can feel able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey.”
2 October 2012 - 9:54am
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.

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