I have reconsidered the options and made a few changes. I think most cyclists will support the motions, in short,
1 - passing clearance
2 - 3% funding of transport budget, climate change policy
3 - CTC arm of a bridge charity
4 - extra events to help fund 3
5 - road closure requirements, before closing can be made
6 - detailing parts that need changing in the Highway Code
7 - The CTC seeks changes to Police speed enforcement policy guidance
Possible CTC AGM motions (reason - the UK cyclist fatality rate is approximately 24 per billion km and in the Netherlands approximately 6 per billion km, so major improvements are needed to deliver a much higher level of safety for cyclists.),
Asks for a legal requirement for minimum passing clearance when overtaking cyclists, to try and reduce the frequency of vehicles passing too close. On roads with speed limits up to and including 30 mph/hr, a 1m minimum is suggested and on roads with higher speed limits, a 1.5m minimum passing distance is suggested.
(trying to provide an extra incentive for drivers to take more care when overtaking cyclists, only overtaking when suitable space is available), http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/10/south ... -cyclists/
The CTC to promote a European Union climate change policy of national governments funding cycling infrastructure, with a 3% minimum investment of transport spending on cycling infrastructure (built to CROW standards) or investment in relationship to the modal share of cycling.
(trying to ensure that reasonable levels of funding are available to provide cycling infrastructure in all EU countries, see viewtopic.php?f=6&t=102233)http://www.ecf.com/wp-content/uploads/D ... t-Mode.pdf
The CTC to establish a ‘CTC Bridge charity group (initially expected to based on volunteers), with the aims of assessing the need, advising on design, and assist in raising funds to provide extra bridges or crossing facilities for rivers, roads or rail in regards to cycling.
(CTC could assist in highlighting where an additional crossing may be worthwhile, provide design advice and help to raise funds. This could result in the CTC being more directly involved in providing more cycle routes and working with Sustrans or others to deliver them.)
The CTC to organise extra cycle rally/camping events with funds raised going to the ‘CTC Bridge charity’.
(Following the major cycling events successes in England and more people cycling in parts, providing extra events may help to promote cycling generally and raise funds in support of a ‘CTC Bridge charity.)
The CTC to take steps to ensure that when a road or section of road is proposed to be closed permanently to cyclists that at least 12 months notice is provided and publication of alternative routes and costs of improvements to existing routes or alternatives be published. Only after the details have been published and if no objection lodged could a closure be exacted.
(Some high speed roads without proper provision for cycling are closed to cyclists for safety reasons. A full assessment in each case is required to ensure all options are considered and cost estimate/s are provided regarding the options before a closure is enacted and if objections are lodged, a procedure to consider the options is required.)
The CTC to fully detail the changes that are needed to the Highway Code, for example, the Introduction to the Highway Code includes:
Although failure to comply with the other rules of The Highway Code will not, in itself, cause a person to be prosecuted, The Highway Code may be used in evidence in any court proceedings under the Traffic Acts (see The road user and the law) to establish liability. This includes rules which use advisory wording such as ‘should/should not’ or ‘do/do not’.
By adding, ‘However, liability should not be based primarily on wearing extra safety aids in the case of pedestrians and cyclists’, or similar wording. This would help ensure that the Highway Code's advice is not used as an excuse to reduce fair compensation for cyclists or pedestrians who have been wearing normal cloths, without extra safety aids. In 2013 the CTC voted for changes to the Highway Code and the issue has been raised in the House of Lords. It may help if CTC takes additional actions and detail and promote the changes needed, rather than waiting for when the Code is next revised and making a submission.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has issued speed enforcement policy guidance on charging threshold of; 'normally 10 per cent over the speed limit plus 2 mph'. The change suggested is to 'normally 10 per cent over the speed limit or 4 mph over the limit, whichever is the greater'. This would change the thresholds for all zones except the 20 mph zone. as follows;
20 mph - 24 mph (same)
30 mph - 35 to 34 mph
40 mph - 46 to 44 mph
50 mph - 57 to 55 mph
60 mph - 68 to 66 mph
70 mph - 79 to 77 mph.
(The number of people killed on built-up roads increased by 9.1 per cent to 783 fatalities in 2014. The number of seriously and slightly injured casualties on built-up roads rose by 4.2 per cent and 7.2 per cent respectively in 2014.)
It is on urban roads that the majority of road casualties occur, including 87% of all pedestrian and 83% of all pedal cyclists casualties (DfT, 2011).
Seconders required for each motion or one for the lot would make it easier.