Cycle Campaign News March 2014
Table of Contents:
From the Editor
There can't be many urban cyclists anywhere in the UK who enjoy the hostile environment of motor-centric,1960s-type gyratories and junctions. London is planning to make 33 of theirs more cycle-friendly, and we hope that the transformation is radical enough to make a real difference.
Campaigns to improve drivers' awareness of cyclists' needs can be a useful complement to better infrastructure, as long as their messages are simple, memorable, positive and truthful. They've been much in the cycling news lately - read on for more.
Subscribe to CTC's Cycle Campaign News! If you'd like us to send you an e-bulletin to let you know when the latest Cycle Campaign News is online, it's easy to sign up.
Now online, this leaflet summarises the cycling policy of all train operating companies, restrictions, reservations etc. Also available at national rail stations.
Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business (People for Bikes/Alliance for Biking and Walking)
A report from the USA setting out evidence to prove that high-quality cycle networks boost house prices and retail vitality; improve employees’ health and productivity; and attract talent to a city.
For instance: for every quarter mile nearer to an off-street bicycle trail, the median home value in Minneapolis-St. Paul increases by $510; homes within a half-mile of Indiana's Monon Trail sell for an average of 11% more than similar homes farther away; and when San Francisco reduced car lanes and installed bike lanes and wider sidewalks on Valencia Street, two-thirds of merchants said the increased levels of bicycling and walking improved business. Only 4% said the changes hurt sales.
New CTC campaigns briefings
Why is cycle training such a good thing? What is CTC's ideal cycle awareness campaign for drivers? Find out from two new additions to our growing series of campaigns briefings covering a huge range of subjects:
Each briefing sets out CTC's views and key facts and arguments to support them. They're designed to steer anyone interested in providing for or promoting cycling through the subject.
Browse the full series - more are on the way.