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Pothole compensation claims cost councils ’25 times more per cyclist’ than for motorists

Pothole compensation claims are costing councils 25 times more in payouts for cyclists than for motorists, an investigation by Cycling UK has found. The charity, which runs the pothole reporting webtool and app Fill That Hole, published its research to mark the launch of its Pothole Watch week, from 3rd …

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Government in “serious danger” of missing cycling and walking targets

The Government is in “serious danger” of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England unless there is an increase in funding, three leading cycling and walking charities said yesterday. Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry into Active Travel, Cycling UK, Sustrans …

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What did Cycling UK achieve in 2018?

Cycling UK’s mission is to enable millions more people to cycle, in order to create a ‘happier, healthier and cleaner world’. That mission has still been going strong in 2018 with campaigns, rides, events and promotions happening all across the country. Nearly 11,000 people responded to the Government’s road safety …

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Cycling UK delivers VR headsets to police forces

Oculus Go headsets have been delivered to 11 police forces in England to help them educate drivers who pass cyclists too closely. The headsets each come programmed with a short virtual reality film produced by Cycling UK. These educational films allow drivers to experience what it feels like to be …

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Making our roads safer needs a fresh approach

The world is changing, fast. Technological advances in transport and communication, political upheaval across the western world, and the ever-emerging reality of climate change are all forcing constant revaluation from the leaders of all sectors. The need to rethink tactics is not only essential in business, but also in campaigning. …

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Delay to road offences review “lets down victims and compromises road safety”

Cycling UK has called out the Government for further delays in the review of road traffic laws and penalties. This is in response to a Westminster Hall debate on Road Justice and legal framework that took place yesterday, brought by MPs Ruth Cadbury and John Lamont. Cycling UK’s head of campaigns Duncan …

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Decline in funding for minor roads ‘costs economy £2 billion’

The decline in funding for minor roads cost the wider economy £2.04 billion in 2017, Cycling UK has claimed. Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry on Local Roads Funding and Governance, Cycling UK policy director Roger Geffen MBE said that spending on minor roads, ‘B’, ‘C’ …

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Poll reveals support for automatic ban for drivers convicted of causing serious injury

A poll carried out for Cycling UK has revealed that most people support an automatic ban for drivers convicted of causing death or serious injury. In cases where drivers are convicted of causing serious injury, 77 per cent of respondents said they should face an automatic minimum ban and 83 …

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Queen’s University Belfast receives Gold standard Cycle Friendly Employer

Queen’s University Belfast has received a Gold standard in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation (CFE-UK). The CFE-UK was developed within the EU project ‘Bike2Work’, with Cycling UK the recognised provider for the UK. It is the only international standard for workplace cycling, working in partnership with countries across Europe, and …

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Legal system “denies justice” to victims of road crime

A ‘shocking’ number of drivers are avoiding jail and keeping their driving licences despite being involved in fatal collisions with cyclists, Cycling UK has claimed. Freedom of Information requests made by the charity of all 43 police forces operating in England and Wales revealed six out of seven drivers do …

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