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Space for Cycling Campaigner Training Day

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere.

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Somerset and Hereford support Space for Cycling

17 December 2014
Somerset has became the first shire county with over 30% of its councillors committed to Space for Cycling. Since then, Hereford County Council has followed with 47% of councillors backing the campaign.
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority - 16 Dec 2014

“As an authority we want to see more people cycling, it’s good for people’s health and means fewer cars on the road and less congestion." So says Councillor Harvey Siggs, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Somerset County Council.  This month, the local authority became the first shire county council with over 30% of councillors backing the national Space for Cycling campaign, funded by the Bicycle Association’s 'B

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Sharpen up your campaign skills

The CTC-Cyclenation annual conference takes place on Saturday 22 November, and this year it’s hosted by London Cycling Campaign. Rosie Downes, LCC’s Campaigns Manager, explains what it’s all about.
CTC-Cyclenation 2014

We’re delighted to be hosting the CTC-Cyclenation conference this year. It’s a great opportunity for local and national cycling campaigners to learn from each other on how to campaign effectively to promote cycling, and to get up to speed on the most topical political, policy and technical issues.

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Uptown top ranking: which city leads on Space for Cycling?

18 November 2014
CTC published its league table of political support for cycling in eight English cities on 17 November. Here we analyse the results.
Newcastle's Civic Ride, Sept 2014.

"Will you support Space for Cycling in your area and seek the funding needed to make it happen?"  That's the question asked in over 15,000 messages to councillors by members of the public over the last 6 months as part of the national Space for Cycling campaign.  With over 600 councillors now signed up, we take a look at which local authorities in eight English cities are backing the call and

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Portsmouth - A City to Share

In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the heart of Portsmouth’s transport policy.
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The strategy was launched to an enthusiastic response from Cllr Donna Jones and other city leaders on Monday 3 November. The busy launch event was attended by representatives from local schools and businesses as well as many councillors and parliamentary candidates.

The strategy document sets out a vision for the city where there is space for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians to co-operate and treat one another with courtesy and respect.

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What a difference a mayor makes!

It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
Leicester cycle campaigners

One week ago, the Leicester Cycling Campaign Group heard about a petition against a proposed cycle lane in Leicester. They decided to call a demonstration in support of the lane, and in support of a more rational use of space in our city – for people, not for cars. They wanted to physically show the support there is, and the number of people willing to come out in the cold to say, "Yes, we will benefit from change." Campaigning can feel so bleak when it’s all about "No". 

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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.

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