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Category: Campaigning

Articles in this category are generally about the campaign to improve the infrastructure of roads so that they are safer for people who ride bicycles on them.

Bingle! Cycle Proofing Bizzo!

The Department for Transport (DfT) advertised in June for the role of ‘Cycle Proofing Policy Advisor’ specifying that ‘experience of cycling or planning policy will be an advantage, but is not essential‘ however the person would be ‘instrumental to taking forward the Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver a cycling revolution in Britain – from policies to…

Fleet Station Costs Skyrocket and Cycle Provision Delayed Severely

Today marks the start of National Customer Service Week but you’d be forgiven for shaking your head at that after finding out how much South West Trains and Network Rail have let costs escalate and delays mount for their train station at Fleet, Hampshire. The cost to “revitalise” Fleet train station has mushroomed an incredible 48% to £8,871,000 from an original…

Cycle? Yes! Alas, Guide Dogs charity blind to government inaction

This week saw the Guide Dogs charity launch a campaign called #cycleyes — as in ‘Cycle Eyes’ not ‘Cycle? Yes!’ — although the latter is what they spelled, albeit with different punctuation! Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best of launches – a flawed survey’s results were highlighted and led to later retractions. The charity also missed…

Cycling on military land under review

The byelaws which govern public access to various UK military lands are being reviewed. I queried if any restrictions are being considered for cycling across military lands: Definitely a maybe on that… UPDATE 12 August 2014: See the correspondence section below for a letter received from the MoD. The aptly named ‘Byelaws Review Team’ at the Ministry of Defense…