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7 July 2014 - 11:32am
Funding announced for £2bn of 'growth deals' ... and £15m for cycle rail
£2bn of funding for masses of new roads; just £15m dedicated to cycling
£2bn announced for new roads or bigger junctions - with almost none on cycling. Meanwhile, the Department for Transport has announced £15m for 2015-16 to be spent on cycle rail improvements, typically additional cycle parking at railway stations.
23 May 2014 - 9:52am
Let's get the best for cycling out of HS2
House of Parliament
CTC isn’t taking sides on whether or not to build HS2 Phase 1 (the proposed high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands), but we do want to make sure that cyclists get the best deal out of the project.
7 October 2013 - 4:19pm
Hope for a bike boost in Belfast as Giro d’Italia 2014 route announced
The McClelland family at the 'Titanic' starting point in Belfast
It is the first time this prestigious international event is being held outside continental Europe. The Giro d'Italia 2014 will travel from Belfast to Trieste in 21 stages and route details have just been announced.
12 December 2013 - 10:21pm
Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike
Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
21 October 2013 - 6:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
A Liverpool bus
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
19 July 2013 - 11:41am
Cycling to stations doubles in 7 years
Cycling to stations has grown mostly amongst on-train users
The number of people cycling to railway stations has steadily increased over the last 7 years, figures from the National Passenger Survey, obtained by CTC, reveal.
14 March 2013 - 4:15pm
Government boost for sustainable door-to-door travel
Leeds Cycle Point - a good example of cycle-rail integration
CTC has today welcomed the Government's new strategy for sustainable door-to-door trips by public transport, walking and cycling.
16 November 2012 - 12:56pm
Gong for Brompton Dock at the National Cycle Rail Awards
Brompton Dock won the award for innovation at this year's awards
A revolutionary automated bike hire scheme and the addition of 2,000 cycle spaces across one operator’s network were some of the achievements celebrated at this year’s National Cycle Rail Awards, sponsored in part by CTC.
26 October 2012 - 11:34am
Southport Park and Ride CTC style
Rickshaw arriving into Southport as part of the Visit Project
Visitors to Southport ditched the bus for a journey to remember, traveling into the town centre in style aboard a state of the art pedal-powered Rickshaw.
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.
26 July 2012 - 12:04pm
New rolling stock to replace High Speed Train fleet announced - with potential for good cycle carriage
Screenshot from Hitachi's mock up of the internal design of the new trains
New trains - at a cost of £4.5bn - to work longer distance routes have been approved by the Department for Transport. These will replace trains which have reasonable space for cycles. Ensuring that the replacement trains have equivalent space is vital.
10 July 2012 - 3:46pm
South West Trains reverses bike ban after only 36 hours
Brompton on a railway platform
CTC is relieved to hear that South West Trains has reversed a proposed ban on all non-folding bikes, just 36 hours after implementing it. However, Southern and Southeastern still have widespread restrictions in place.
23 May 2012 - 1:59pm
Train companies ban cycles during Olympics
Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.
25 January 2010 - 1:00am
CTC welcomes 'Better Rail Stations' vision for cycle-rail integration
Secure cycle parking at Leiden station
In November 2009, Chris Green and Sir Peter Hall reported their findings on the state of England's rail stations to the then Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis. Included within this were several very helpful recommendations on cycle-rail integration at stations.

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