24 October 2012 - 11:47am
Proposed new junction designs show little sign of innovation
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.
2 October 2012 - 10:54am
Labour promises push on cycling
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
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 - 10:19am
Minister opens new cycle path alongside the A27 in East Sussex
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
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?
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?
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?
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
Contra-flow cycling is coming to more streets in the North Laine neighbourhood of central Brighton.
28 March 2012 - 12:45pm
York cycle campaigners attempt to save key cycle route
CTC cycle campaigners from York do battle to retain the road layout at Water End junction, which includes an advisory cycle lane. Some local residents have claimed since it was introduce it has caused increased traffic congestion. Local campaigners are fighting for it to stay on safety grounds.
15 March 2012 - 1:00am
20mph pilot in Bristol finds slower speeds and enthusiastic residents
A trial of two 20mph speed limit areas in Bristol has resulted in lower speeds, more reported walking and cycling and residents even more enthusiastic about lower speeds than they were at the start of the trial. Injuries, bus journey times and air quality have remained constant.
5 March 2012 - 12:23pm
Signs of the times - relaxed rules for 'no entry except cycles'
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cycles’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.
9 February 2012 - 3:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
The Times has launched a campaign to improve cycle safety following the serious injury to a reporter on the paper. An 8 point manifesto has been published, with the focus on lorries, junctions, cycle infrastructure and 20 mph as the default urban speed limit.
15 October 2011 - 8:32am
Government announces long awaited changes to signing policy
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cyclists’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.
15 September 2010 - 12:00am
Portsmouth 20 mph limits lead to lower speeds and fewer casualties
Two years after implementation of 20mph speed limits on 94% of the Portsmouth street network, results have shown that speeds fell, especially on roads where speeds were already high. Casualties have declined and attitudes of people to 20mph and both walking and cycling have improved.
10 November 2009 - 10:21am
Portsmouth becomes first 20mph city
The City of Portsmouth has become the first city to have 20mph on all of its residential streets. The move aims to make the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians.