Fill that hole


For decades CTC provided members with 'pothole cards' which allowed them to send details of potholes or other road defects to the relevant highway authority. Highway authorities welcome pothole reports from the public; although they remain ultimately responsible for inspecting and maintaining the road network.

In 2007 CTC launched a website which replaced the pothole cards with a simple interface which allowed road users to email in reports to local highway authorities. Since its launch over 65,000 road defects have been reported, over 20,000 of which have been recorded as fixed. CTC urges all members to report potholes wherever they find them - particularly where the poor conditions represent a serious risk to cyclists.

CTC also campaigns locally and nationally to ensure that local authorities have road maintenance policies which prioritise the needs of cyclists. Cyclists suffer disproportionately from damaged road surfaces and up to 15% of cyclists injured in crashes dealt with by CTC's legal services team occur due to road defects.

Recent Campaign Activity

Cyclist watching road maintenance operations
Highway maintenance Campaigning Views
Badly maintained highways are hazardous for cyclists, so they need local authorities to keep them smooth, well-swept and free of potholes and other defects.
Fill That Hole App
New Android app for Fill That Hole News
The new Fill That Hole Android app is out of the beta testing phase; it will make reporting potholes quicker and easier - and it should mean our roads will get fixed faster.
Cyclist using Fill That Hole app
Funding for road maintenance welcome, do the same for cycling says CTC Press Release
Today (Tuesday 23 December 2014) CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmation of its earlier announcement to provide dedicated funding to improve the conditions of England’s roads.




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