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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.

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Presentations from North Wales campaigns training - Llandudno

CTC's North Wales Campaigners Training in Llandudno brought together cyclists from Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Llanberis, Flintshire, Wrexham as well as Cheshire, the Wirral and beyond. The day looked at the Active Travel (Wales) Act as well as the Space for Cycling and Road Justice campaigns.
North Wales Campaigns Training Day

Thanks to Dr Richard Keatinge (Right-to-Ride rep, Anglesey) for an excellent presentation with Roger Geffen on the Active Travel (Wales) Act, as well as a historic overview of cycling in Britain. Many thanks also Gwenda Owen and Roy Spillsbury (CTC-Cymru) for promoting the event so effectively and their contributions.

Paul Gannon wrote some reflections on the Active Travel (Wales) Act and the training day on Cycleablog here.

CTC-Cyclenation Annual Conference 2014

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
£25 adults or £12.50 for students.Enter discount code 'stucnc' at the checkout.Valid student card required.

Hosted by the London Cycling Campaign

Sponsored by Lambeth Council, London
This year’s joint annual Cyclenation-CTC conference will be hosted by the London Cycling Campaign. The event is kindly being sponsored by Lambeth Council and will take place at Lambeth Town Hall on on Saturday 22nd November, 9:30-18:00.

The 2014 conference will provide unique insights into the political dynamics of cycling at local and national level.

South West CTC Campaigns Training Day - Bristol

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

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

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Presentations from North West Campaigns Training Day in Manchester

Thanks to Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign and Love Your Bike MCR for their contributions to our Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day on Saturday 18th October.
North West Campaigns Training Day

The day was attended by campaigners from Liverpool, Macclesfield, Huddersfield, Glossop, Crewe, Sandbach, Middlewich, Bolton, Altrincham, Stockport, Salford as well Manchester.  Thanks in particlular to Pete Abel from Love Your Bike for his excellent presentation on 'Effective Campaigning'.  Many thanks also to the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign for effectively publicising the day.

Department for Transport: Cycling Delivery Plan engagement, Manchester

Type: 
Meeting or AGM
Cost: 
Free

The Department for Transport is in the process of developing its long term strategy on cycling and walking, and is keen to engage as widely as possible in the shaping of this strategy. The DfT is holding a series of six events across England, to give delegates the opportunity to engage with the Department on the Cycling Delivery Plan. The north west regional event is in Manchester on 23rd October.

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