Commitment to Cycling

Westminster at dusk
In the wake of Parliament’s largest social media interaction with the public via the #funding4cycling on 2 February, MPs took to Westminster Hall on Wednesday 3 February to debate the very real issue of funding for cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones shares his thoughts...

 
 
Air quality - 4 Feb 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes to cleaner, healthier air. Encouraging more people to cycle reduces pollution from road transport, and gives the UK a better chance of meeting the targets set by EU laws on air quality.

 
 
Clouds
Climate change - 4 Feb 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling is part of the solution for a low-carbon future.

 
 
Chris Green, MP for Bolton West, ahead of today's debate
MPs of all parties joined forces on 3 February to call for significant increase in the funding allocated for cycling, to make cycling a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

 
 
MPs will debate the funding for cycling issue on 3 February
On the 3 February, MPs will have the opportunity to debate 'Government investment in cycling' for England.

 
 
A369 Cycle Route Road Works
Highways England’s Cycling Strategy, while rich in promise, only highlights the need to reallocate funding from the Government's Road Investment Strategy towards cycling.

 
 
Palace of Westminster at Christmas
Reallocate road funding for cycling says CTC - 17 Dec 2015 - Press Release
As the Government publishes its mission statement for the forthcoming Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS), CTC the national cycling charity questions the Government’s overall commitment to meet the aspirations outlined today.

 
 
Black and white photograph of Paris obscured in smog.
Promises on climate change in Paris, but the annual pollution fines the UK pays to the EU could be five times more than the Chancellor's cycling budget. Will politicians ever see through the smog and accept the economic argument for investing in an activity that helps tackle environmental issues?

 
 
Space for Cycling ride in Brighton at the Labour Party Conference in September 2
Brighton and Hove has become the first non-London council formally to sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign promoted by CTC.

 
 
Chancellor outside No 11 Downing St
As HM Treasury proudly announces that the Department for Transport has agreed to make cuts of more than 30% over the next four years, CTC campaigner Sam Jones wonders what this might mean for cycling.

 
 
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