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CycleDigest April 2013

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Plans for a scheme in Leicester
Plan for a scheme in Leicester
CTC's monthly round-up of cycle campaigning news.
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From the Editor

Cycle-friendliness is one of our themes this month, not least because of the improvements due to junctions and routes at 78 locations in England thanks to the Government's Cycle Safety fund, while London Cycling Campaign's 'Safer Urban Lorry' is a step forward in the HGV battle.

As far as local cycling levels are concerned, some places certainly have a lot to be proud of, but in others cycle-friendliness still needs a serious boost. The latest figures from the DfT and the returns from the 2011 Census show a very patchy picture indeed.

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report on their 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry will be out next week, so watch out for that - and if you haven't got in touch with your MP urging them to sign the Get Britain Cycling EDM 679, now's a good time.

Finally, the publications we've highlighted this month span a wide range of subjects, from an excellent guide to recording Rights of Way before we lose a lot of them, to a report on London's transport system. And there's much more as usual, so do read on.

Best wishes

Cherry Allan

 

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25 - 26 April 2013

Cycle City - conference & exhibition, Birmingham - still some places left!

Meet the experts to discuss how to implement strategies that encourage more cycling in British cities. For representatives from government, employers, consultancies, suppliers, 3rd sector and public health bodies.

 

23 May 2013

4th National 20mph Conference, Coventry

Theme: ‘A slower pace makes a better place’ 
Coordinated by PTRC, 20’s Plenty for Us and Living Streets

Brings together leading minds in safety and cutting edge researchers on implementing slower speeds. Listen and debate with top names in road danger reduction.
 

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