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Minister explores Dutch cycling opportunities

10/06/2013

Scottish Government transport minister Keith Brown is set to meet with Dutch cycling experts to learn about the cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands.

Cycling event will see roads closed in London

31/07/2013

London's transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has warned Londoners to plan ahead in an effort to avoid road disruption during this weekend’s cycling festival.

Government invests millions in cycling

12/08/2013

A nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks across England has been announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Government takes action over cycling

28/08/2013

Local Transport Minister Norman Baker says the Government is determined to help more people take up cycling.

Focus on cycling in Northern Ireland

10/09/2013

Roads Minister Danny Kennedy has outlined plans for a cycling revolution in Northern Ireland.

Funding allocation for cycling infrastructure outlined

26/09/2013

Transport Minister Keith Brown has outlined how the additional £20 million, recently allocated to cycling, will be spent in Scotland over the next two years. 

Cyclists stage “die-in” protest in London

02/12/2013

Around 1,000 cyclists staged a “die-in” protest outside Transport for London’s headquarters on Friday (29 November) in an effort to raise awareness of cycling safety in the capital.

Cycle-level lights to be installed in London

16/12/2013

New low-level traffic lights designed for cyclists have been authorised for use following safety trials.

Government backs smartphone app to pinpoint potholes

24/12/2013

A smartphone app that allows users to report potholes has been revamped.

TfL invests £17m in cycle safety

27/01/2014

Transport for London (TfL) is investing more than £17 million to help improve cycle safety across the capital.

£300m to be spent on improving 33 London junctions

27/02/2014

A £300 million programme of investment will see 33 of London’s most notorious road junctions upgraded to make them safer and less threatening for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cycle safety campaign launched

24/03/2014

A cycle safety campaign is being launched across five cities in the UK.

Olympic and Paralympic stars call for cycling to be prioritised

06/05/2014

Fourteen Olympic and Paralympic cycling stars are calling on local authorities across Britain to make a public commitment to improve conditions on the road for people on bikes.

Cycling and walking encouraged in Wales

12/05/2014

The Welsh Government has launched design guidance aimed at making Wales a walking and cycling nation.

£15.4m to improve transport across Wales

13/05/2014

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced £15.4 million funding for 41 capital projects across Wales to improve public transport, roads and walking and cycling facilities.

Roads Minister to consider call for ‘National Cycling & Highways Agency’

17/06/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has agreed to consider amendments to the new Infrastructure Bill that would ensure cycling was included in the remit of the proposed restructured Highways Agency.

'Bridge East London' campaign launched

01/07/2014

Plans for a new road bridge over the River Thames that would link Beckton and Thamesmead at Gallions Reach have been unveiled.  

Local roads ‘too dangerous’ to cycle on, poll suggests

03/07/2014

More than half of British adults surveyed in a poll carried out by the BBC believe their local roads are too dangerous to cycle on.

TfL unveils cycle superhighway plans

10/07/2014

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled plans for the capital’s first segregated cycle superhighway.

Work begins on cycle friendly roundabout

21/08/2014

Work on London’s first fully segregated cycle-friendly roundabout has started in Wandsworth this week.

EXCLUSIVE COMMENT: Creating safer roads in London

10/09/2014

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner, discusses the work that is being done to reduce the risks associated with cyclists sharing the roads with heavy goods vehicles.

Ealing Council leads the way in cycle safety

24/09/2014

A new cycle safety system that has been trialled by lorry drivers in Ealing has helped prevent 15 potential serious collisions in six months.

DfT wants to double participation in cycling

16/10/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined plans to double participation in cycling by 2025.

Government announces £214 million investment in cycling

27/11/2014

The biggest single investment in cycling will be unveiled by the government today (27 November 2014).

Cycling and walking guidance issued in Wales

09/12/2014

Guidance on the provision of high quality walking and cycling routes in Wales has been unveiled by the Welsh government today (9 December 2014).

“Crossrail for the Bike” on the way to London

28/01/2015

Construction of Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways in London will soon get underway, subject to plans being approved by the Transport for London (TfL) board.

Cycle superhighways given green light

04/02/2015

Transport for London’s (TfL) board has approved plans for the construction of four new cycle superhighways.

Work starts on London’s Cycle Superhighway 2

17/02/2015

Work has started on a substantial upgrade of Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) in London.

More than 20,000 cyclist accidents in London over five years

26/02/2015

There were almost 23,000 cyclist accidents in Greater London between 2009-2013, according to data analysis conducted by Aviva.

Cycling funding revealed

03/03/2015

The cities that will receive a share of the government’s £114 million investment in cycling have been revealed.

Mayor marks start of work on Cycle Superhighways

10/03/2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has marked the start of work on London’s first segregated Cycle Superhighway after helping to dig out the first tarmac.

Cycle detection trials get underway

05/06/2015

Transport for London has begun trials of new technology to detect the volumes of cyclists at traffic signals.

New Cycle Superhighway for London

10/06/2015

Work on London’s biggest “cycle-friendly zone” will start next month.

Final stage of cycle route taking shape

17/06/2015

Work is due to begin on the final phase of a cycle and pedestrian route at Rye Harbour in East Sussex.

Work starts on London’s Cycle Superhighway 1

21/07/2015

VolkerHighways has started work on London’s Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) on behalf of Transport for London (TfL).

Red tape cut to allow more elite cycle racing

27/07/2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) is making it easier for towns and cities to host future Tour de France stages and other elite cycling events in England.

New junction designed to protect cyclists

26/08/2015

A new junction designed to avoid cyclists being hit by left-turning traffic has been unveiled in London.

Osborne secures £2m cycling upgrade contract

10/12/2015

Geoffrey Osborne has been awarded a £2 million contract to build or upgrade 17 cycling paths at sites across the East of England including the A12, A120, A47, and the A5.

Work starts on 40 cycling schemes across England’s biggest roads

13/01/2016

Highways England has started work on more than 40 cycling schemes that will make it easier for cyclists to cross motorway junctions and use major A-roads.

Walking and cycling plans launched by Welsh government

02/03/2016

Plans to make walking and cycling the preferred method of travelling for shorter journeys in Wales have been published by Transport Minister Edwina Hart.

Government wants increase in walking and cycling

29/03/2016

The government has launched a blueprint to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

CTC wants more investment in cycling

04/04/2016

National cycling charity CTC has warned that Britain won’t reach current Dutch levels of cycling facilities and investment until the 23rd century.

DfT announces £21m green transport funding

24/05/2016

Councils across the country have won almost £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport, including cycling and walking.

DfT launches £60m sustainable transport fund

06/07/2016

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £60 million green Sustainable Travel Access Fund.

Cycle-superhighway could be built between Gloucester and Cheltenham

21/07/2016

Gloucestershire County Council has helped to fund a Highways England study which could see a cycle-superhighway built between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

London Mayor: Press on with Cycle Superhighway 11 plans

03/08/2016

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is pressing ahead with plans for Cycle Superhighway 11 between Swiss Cottage and the West End.

London's North-South Cycle Highway to King's Cross approved

01/09/2016

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed they intend to go ahead with the North-South Cycle Superhighway to King’s Cross, after plans were supported by 70% of respondents to its consultation.

Cycling taskforce set up in Scotland

02/11/2016

Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has announced plans for a cycling taskforce.  

£770m to be spent on cycling in London

06/12/2016

A total of £770 million will be spent on cycling improvements in London over the next five years.

Cycle and footpath to be built alongside A585

03/01/2017

A shared cycle and footpath is being built alongside the A585 in Lancashire at a cost of £1.5 million.

Cycling plan for Scotland unveiled

17/01/2017

Transport Scotland has refreshed its Cycling Action Plan with an aim of having 10% of everyday journeys made by bike by 2020.

£64m fund to encourage more cycling and walking

26/01/2017

The government is investing £64 million in an effort to encourage more people to cycle and walk to work.

Coroner calls for "urgent review" of London's cycle superhighways

14/03/2017

A coroner has called on Transport for London to urgently review its cycle superhighways to identify areas of reduced grip, stating "there is a risk of future deaths" unless action is taken.

Major pedestrian and cyclist safety work starts at Westminster Bridge

30/03/2017

Work which Transport for London says will transform Westminster Bridge and the surrounding area into a safer, more pleasant place for pedestrian and cyclists is underway.

WSP to update cycling infrastructure guidance

03/05/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed WSP to revise and update its cycling infrastructure design guidance.

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