Cycle Campaign News March 2014
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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.
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Cycling for Transport, 1 April - 24 June (London, 6pm-7.30pm)
A 12-week evening lecture series for voluntary campaigners and transport professionals giving an excellent basis in cycling policy, infrastructure, health, facts and figures. Previously described as "a fantastic series" and " very good lectures delivered by specialists."
Each lecture will cover a specific topic and be given by an expert in their field.
£160 - £195 + VAT for 18 hours of CPD.
National and local leads in active travel, April 24 (Manchester)
North West Active Travel Network seminar, with keynote speaker Professor John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health. Other presentations from local authorities and stakeholders in active travel. More details expected on NWATN's website.
Cycle City Expo, 1-2 May (Leeds)
Landor conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage Dutch levels of utility cycling in Britain. Includes: a 2-day exhibition of the product and service suppliers to the sector; and plenary presentations from high-profile individuals throughout the UK and beyond with expertise and influence in cycle policy, promotion and infrastructure.
Free places for the first 50 local authority delegates to book. Otherwise rates range from £146-£395.
... followed by
‘Space for cycling’ campaigners’ conference, 3 May (also Leeds)
Encouraging Cycling in the UK, 13 May (Central Manchester)
Government Knowledge Policy briefing offering a forum for discussion and debate on the key issues affecting cyclists in the UK, and what more must be done to persuade people to cycle as their main mode of transportation. Speakers include Prof Phil Goodwin, Caroline Pidgeon AM and CTC’s Campaigns Director, Roger Geffen.
£345 - £495.