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by vioforla
1 Apr 2016, 9:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Lizzie Reather has resign from CTC Council with immediate ef
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Lizzie Reather has resign from CTC Council with immediat

Hi people, As Philip has indicated (an email went out to councillors this week), I've decided to call it a day on Council. This wasn't a decision I took lightly and I know I'm letting people down, not least those who supported me in standing for council in the first place, and all the lovely folk wh...
by vioforla
9 Jul 2015, 7:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hypothecated VED?
Replies: 64
Views: 12176

Re: Hypothecated VED?

I'm disappointed by CTC's response. http://www.ctc.org.uk/news/20150708-budget-reaction-maintain-roads-building Whether or not government are considering a tax on cyclists, it seems madness to mention it in print as if it were a genuine possibility. And 'it is a relief that' we have the cycling and ...
by vioforla
1 Jun 2015, 11:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3105

Re: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotlan

Hello, CTC Scotland are involved in the discussions about the A9 dualling. I've only recently moved to Scotland and started attending the CTC-Scotland meetings, but I can assure you the needs of non-motorised users of the A9 route are being put forward via the National Access Forum and every other c...
by vioforla
22 Jan 2015, 9:42pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Getting ̶1̶0̶0̶,̶0̶0̶0̶ 50,000 people back on their bikes.
Replies: 85
Views: 6291

Re: Getting 100,000 people back on their bikes.

eg, a small tractor, a milk float etc. :lol: car helmets (which would arguably be more effective in saving head injuries). I'm sure I've seen some modelling using the WHO's public health intervention tool, though sadly I can't find the figures. The impact of compulsory car helmets would be a signif...
by vioforla
29 Dec 2014, 9:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37531

Re: No more CTC technical officer ??HOAX??

How much communication is there between Councillors and CTC members? ... I'm one of the new councillors in JohnW's area, and just had a handover with the outgoing councillor. He mentioned that we should expect 'a few' enquiries from members, for example those who have a local campaign issue they'd ...
by vioforla
6 Oct 2014, 2:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC/Cyclenation/LCC conference
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

CTC/Cyclenation/LCC conference

The 2014 CTC / Cyclenation campaigns conference, hosted by London Cycling Campaign, will be on Saturday 22nd November in Lambeth Town Hall!

More information here:
http://lcc.org.uk/articles/2014-cyclena ... conference

Booking will open later this week.

Hope to see lots of you there!
by vioforla
29 Sep 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Please support TfL's superhighway proposals
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Please support TfL's superhighway proposals

The word from London Cycling Campaign is that other programmes are not being sapped by the fight over the superhighways: they involve different teams with different funding streams, and involved a different set of stakeholders. So, supporting this doesn't mean damaging other cycling projects. If the...
by vioforla
29 Sep 2014, 2:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Please support TfL's superhighway proposals
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Please support TfL's superhighway proposals

Please take a couple of minutes to support TfL's proposals for cycle superhighways in London. All you need to do is fill in your name, email and postcode on the London Cycling Campaign form (link below) to tell TfL that you want cycling to be taken seriously in the capital. You can personalise your ...
by vioforla
28 Sep 2014, 2:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will the TdF interest lead to more cycle paths?
Replies: 56
Views: 13339

Re: Will the TdF interest lead to more cycle paths?

Main issue for me at least is I can see it's terrible, but I'm at a bit of a loss to say "this is how it should be", it's alright saying the traffic shouldn't be at this junction etc but the councils operate within constraints. For "this is how it should be", the Making Space fo...
by vioforla
18 Apr 2014, 1:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Space for Cycling - the nationwide campaign
Replies: 68
Views: 9783

Re: Space for Cycling - the nationwide campaign

If, for instance, the campaign was to have a cycle path put in on road X That's exactly what it can be, but ctc head office can't know which places need action in every local area - that really has to be local campaigners. So you can use the ctc template letter to contact your Cllrs and insert some...
by vioforla
16 Apr 2014, 1:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Space for Cycling - the nationwide campaign
Replies: 68
Views: 9783

Re: Space for Cycling - the nationwide campaign

Just to explain a bit more, the campaign has two main aims: one is to bring the attention of local politicians to the broad cycling issues and specific things affecting their constituents and local wards. Secondly to build wider public support for a cycling campaign - not just existing cyclists. So ...
by vioforla
30 Mar 2014, 12:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Declassification of A roads
Replies: 27
Views: 6069

Re: Declassification of A roads

PS You aren't supposed to come up with nuisance ideas. You are consulted so that you will legitimate their antics I didn't get that memo ;-) Great suggestions and clarification. As far as I can tell, none of the non-motorways in Leeds are Highways Agency controlled, so I'm looking at a Primary Rout...
by vioforla
29 Mar 2014, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Declassification of A roads
Replies: 27
Views: 6069

Re: Declassification of A roads

Thanks everyone, lots of good suggestions and examples. Thirdcrank, you may be right - the reason I fixed on declassification was that at another point on the route, outside Leeds University, they are hoping to declassify it in order to provide a 20mph limit and "enhanced streetscape" (=ex...
by vioforla
29 Mar 2014, 11:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 2011 Census Analysis - Cycling to Work
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: 2011 Census Analysis - Cycling to Work

I did wonder ;-) Or are we recruiting solely from the outpatient units of the hospital next door?!
by vioforla
28 Mar 2014, 3:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Declassification of A roads
Replies: 27
Views: 6069

Declassification of A roads

I will firstly state that this is a long term (= cloud cuckoo land) thought. Like the planting of walnut, the result would be for my grandchildren, so please bear with me. I'm preparing a theoretical alternative to a multi million pound public transport scheme on an 'A' road that's currently under d...