Cycle Campaign News July 2014

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From the Editor

Cycling has most decidedly won the health argument - reports and academic papers on its physical benefits are rarely missing from our 'New Publications' section.

Persuading politicians of the theoretic need for adequate funding is likewise going well (see 'Headlines'), yet the Government is still to allocate serious, long-term cash on a remotely adequate scale. Also, in their bids for money for transport schemes, most Local Enterprise Partnerships in England seem to be demonstrating a marked preference for road projects over healthier and more sustainable options.

So, how do you hone your influencing skills or pool those you already have? Come to one of CTC's campaigner training days - the next is in Sheffield on 13 September (see 'Diary Dates' for details).

Cherry Allan

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The Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) is supporting cyclist Kristian Gregory’s appeal against a fixed penalty notice (FPN) given after he moved from a poorly designed pavement cycle track before turning to cross an adjoining road at a signed cycle crossing point (see ‘Other Stories).

CDF supports the proper administration of the law, but feels that in this case the police response was disproportionate and discriminatory. Please donate to CDF to support Kristian’s appeal and other cases like it. If you've had a similar experience, please get in touch.

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