CTC published its league table of political support for cycling in eight English cities on 17 November. Here we analyse the results.
"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
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.
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.
It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
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".
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.