CycleDigest June 2013
From the Editor
Encouraging more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling is wrapped up in road safety; and road safety in turn depends to a large extent on how strongly the legal system defends cyclists from bad driving - hence the launch of CTC's new Road Justice campaign and website (see headline below).
As mentioned in the last CycleDigest, the e-petition urging the Government to implement the recommendations of the 'Get Britain Cycling' report has done well - and news has just come in that it will soon be the subject of a debate in Parliament.
Don't stop getting people to sign it, though! It needs to make the biggest impression possible on politicians, most immediately the Chancellor, who'll be setting out his proposals for public spending in the Comprehensive Spending Review on 26 June. Cycling is, after all, an excellent investment - as our topical briefing on cycling and the economy explains.
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Nominate something or someone for one of The Association of Train Operating Companies' 2013 National Cycle Rail Awards!
The ten categories recognise progress towards encouraging integrated cycle-rail travel.
Deadline: 13 September 2013.