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Parliament debates new sentences as driving bans fall

MPs this week debated Government proposals to extend sentences for those who flout driving bans, but new figures show that the courts are not prioritising driving bans in the first place.
Courts are still reluctant to hand out long driving bans for serious offences

Since the Government announced last week that it plans to review driving offences and penalties over the summer, initial proposals to take a tougher line with people who drive whilst disqualified have already been debated in Parliament.

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Making Space for Cycling: a conference of campaigners

Over 70 campaigners from around the country met up in Leeds for the first Space for Cycling campaigners conference on 3 May.
Campaigners from around the country met in Leeds to discuss Space for Cycling

The Space for Cycling conference, hosted by Leeds Cycling Campaign, offered the audience from all around the UK the chance to share, discuss and learn about how to make Space for Cycling.

There were some fascinating presentations - do have a read. The following summarises some of the highlights. 

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Winning the right to cycle on Llandudno Promenade

Roy Spilsbury shares his experience of fighting and winning a campaign to allow cyclists to ride along the Llandudno Promenade.
Roy Spilsbury on Llandudno Promenade

Retirement didn't mean cyclist and CTC Local Cycle Campaigner Roy Spilsbury was going to relax. He felt rage at a rather ridiculous proposal by his local council to keep cyclists off the spacious promenade in Llandudno. The Council wanted to force cyclists to cycle on congested main roads rather than by the seaside, so Roy launched a successful campaign to get them to change their minds.

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Brighton’s successful North Laine contraflow scheme

Becky Reynolds grew up cycling. Her Mum taught her to ride at an early age, so cycling has been and integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. What changed this everyday self-described 'utility cyclist' into a campaigner and co-founder of Cycle Lewes, an active campaigning group?
Becky Reynolds, "One Way, No Way!" Campaigner

This month CTC has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign with the vision of making it safe for anyone to cycle anywhere in the country.

Both experienced campaigners and thousands of everyday people are taking part by sending emails via our website www.space4cycling.org.uk challenging Councillors all over the country to pledge their support. United, we're confident change can happen, as it has in examples all over the country, including Brighton.

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Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced

24 March 2014
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.

Here at CTC, we’re excited to be launching the national ‘Space for Cycling’ campaign in mid-April with groups across the country including Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle and others. 

The campaign is calling on councils across the country to make our streets and roads safe and inviting for everyone to cycle - focusing specifically on infrastructure and design standards. 

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South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop

15 March 2014
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
A map of South West England

Plymouth Council are the hosts for a day of cycling workshops at the Guildhall, Plymouth on 15 March.

The first of its kind, this event is set to examine cycling provision across the South West and will look at how cycle campaign networks can grow to support and influence local authorities for everyone's benefit.

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Coventry junction scheme made safer by local campaigners

Despite the Department for Transport cycling policy, many councils do not prioritise walkers and cyclists in new road schemes. CTC representative George Riches pressed Coventry Council re-think the proposed Whitley Bridge Scheme making it signifigantly safer.
Satellite image superimposed with plan

On 6 February, the Coventry Council planning committee was expected to take a decision on a proposal to increase the traffic handling capacity of the access to the Jaguar Business Park at Whitley.

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Public Inquiry Threatens Completion of 100 mile Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail

Vocal opposition from a small number of local protesters threatens to derail plans to complete the National Cycle Network Route 27 Coast-to-Coast trail between Plymouth and Ilfracombe.
Plym Valley Cycle Trail

Known as the Devon Coast-to-Coast route, 78 of the 103 miles follow off-road traffic-free trails, mainly using well-surfaced track beds of former railways.

These trails take you gently from sea-level to the elevated plateau of mid Devon and the western fringes of Dartmoor, avoiding most of the sharp gradients (and traffic) of Devon’s road network. The Clearbrook Ramp (pictured below) is the exception.

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Road Justice reveals which police forces are committed to road safety for cyclists

The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map showing which police forces are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
The map shows police responses to the Road Justice report

The map shows that over a third of forces in England and Wales support at least one of the campaign’s recommendations for improved roads policing.

CTC Campaigns Training Day - Newcastle

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

Join us for a day of workshops on the Road Justice and Space for Cycling campaigns.

Register for the training here.

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