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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.
7 February 2013 - 12:07pm
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 - 10:40am
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 - 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'.
22 November 2012 - 1:05pm
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 - 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.
6 November 2012 - 5:00pm
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 - 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.
24 October 2012 - 11:47am
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 - 12:46pm
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 - 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.
27 June 2012 - 2:53pm
Support CTC Portsmouth's campaign to complete a cycle route along the A3
Brave Cyclist on A3 Trunk Dual Carriageway Butser
For many years now members of CTC Portsmouth, lead by local campaigners Robert Sebley and Mike Ashton, have been campaigning for a cycle route through the A3 Butser cutting. Now is your chance to support them by signing their petition.
27 June 2012 - 10:19am
Minister opens new cycle path alongside the A27 in East Sussex
Members of East Sussex CTC at the opening of the new A27 cycle path
A missing link in the cycle path network alongside the A27 has been opened by the Minister for Transport, Norman Baker MP. The route is another step in providing direct links between towns and villages in an area dominated by a major road.
26 June 2012 - 10:37am
Government devotes an additional £15m to fix junctions
The Times' #cyclesafe campaign generated 10,000 reports of bad junctions
In the 2012 Budget the Chancellor allocated £15m to fix problem junctions in London. Now another £15m has been found to spend on junctions outside London. The additional funding is a testament to The Times's 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign in the spring.
18 June 2012 - 4:36pm
Brighton's Old Shoreham Road: the cycle-ways to the future?
Cycling Minister Norman Baker MP opened the cycle lanes
Innovative cycle lanes with a degree of separation from the road have been introduced on Old Shoreham Road in Brighton. While not perfect, these new lanes are about the best that can be done under current highway design regulations.
18 June 2012 - 2:15pm
Could Northern Ireland go 20 mph?
20mph could be the default residential speed limit in Northern Ireland
Conall McDevitt MLA has tabled a Private Member's Bill in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly which seeks to make 20mph the default speed limit on most residential roads in the 6 counties.
22 May 2012 - 4:26pm
What does CTC's membership think about infrastructure?
Wide, well designed cycle track in The Hague
In April CTC ran a survey of attitudes of cyclists towards road design and infrastructure. A report on the survey has now been published and reveals a broad consensus behind improving design standards of cycle facilities.
8 May 2012 - 11:30am
Brighton goes against the flow
Jubilee St has a contra-flow cycle lane - 12 more will only be signed only
Contra-flow cycling is coming to more streets in the North Laine neighbourhood of central Brighton.
10 April 2012 - 6:23pm
Are we getting to the bottom of the pothole problem?
A pothole recently formed on an old road work site
Why are our roads are in such a bad state? A report on potholes by the Government has been published today.

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