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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.
28 March 2012 - 12:45pm
York cycle campaigners attempt to save key cycle route
Water End Junction
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
Cycling has increased even on 20 mph main roads
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'
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.
1 March 2012 - 4:29pm
Success for local campaigners in Wendover
Success for local campaigners in Wendover
The first cycle route to be installed in Wendover for five years was opened in the small Buckinghamshire town at the beginning of March.
9 February 2012 - 3:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
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
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 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
Children campaigning for 20mph in Portsmouth
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.

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