The Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT) has appointed Paul Tuohy as its new chief executive.
Mr Tuohy stepped down as chief executive of active travel and campaigning charity Cycling UK, which was previously the Cyclists’ Touring Club.
He will join CfBT in November, taking the role vacated by Darren Shirley, who has left to lead the Department for Transport’s new Acceleration Unit.
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BBC News, Brussels
From Bucharest to Brussels, and from Lisbon to Lyon, the coronavirus pandemic has triggered unprecedented investment in cycling around Europe.
More than €1bn (£907m; $1.1bn) has been spent on cycling-related infrastructure and 2,300km (1,400 miles) of new bike lanes have been rolled out since the pandemic began.
Exclusive: Number of people living with illegal pollution levels has fallen by 94% since Sadiq Khan became mayor
Air pollution in London has plunged since Sadiq Khan became mayor, with a 94% reduction in the number of people living in areas with illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide. The number of schools in such areas has fallen by 97%, from 455 in 2016 to 14 in 2019.
Experts described the reductions as dramatic and said they showed the air pollution crisis was not intractable. More than 9,000 people in the capital were dying early each year due to dirty air in 2015.
Dave Cohen of VBike Solutions
Reducing automobile dependence in America’s suburbs, small towns, and rural places is a daunting task. But a tiny non-profit organization in Brattleboro, Vermont is offering a glimpse of how it might be done. Launched in 2010 by bike advocacy legend and psychotherapist Dave Cohen, VBike Solutions is fomenting an electric-assist bicycle revolution in the Green Mountain State. Forging partnerships with state government, electric utilities, financial institutions and local bike shops, VBike is making e-bikes more accessible, affordable and just plain normal. Dave calls it “car reduction therapy for Vermonters.” And as War on Cars co-host Aaron Naparstek discovered while playing softball in Brattleboro this summer, it seems like it’s working. Plus: Vermont’s state bird makes a cameo!
Latest data from DfT also highlights danger to vulnerable road users from inattentive drivers, says charityCycling UK says that the latest road casualty figures for Great Britain underlines the case for proposed changes to the Highway Code, including a introducing a “hierarchy of responsibility” to help protect vulnerable road users.The national cycling charity also says that the figures, released by the Department for Transport (DfT) highlight the danger caused by inattentive motorists, with “Driver or rider failed to look properly” making up around 40 per cent of factors identified by police at crash scenes.
Mark Sutton1 October, 2020The European Parliament has secured an informal deal with rail operators that will see greater provision for multi-modal travel, including cycling, as part of new developments and carriage upgrades.Developed in the spirit of aligning the railways with the Green Deal, rail companies will now need to deliver an “adequate number of bicycle carriage spaces on board their trains.”
To the best of our knowledge all *red routes* within the following boroughs are now “At Any Time”. Rolling out a change this big overnight was impressive but there’s some snagging to be done. The existing signs have been modified with stickers but it seems that some have been missed.
You can help by reporting them to us and we’ll collate and pass on to TfL.
Email your reports to LondonCyclingData@lcc.org.uk
With so much change happening both in London and beyond we’ve been getting a lot of requests for guides on campaigning, background information and evidence to support the effectiveness of walking and cycling schemes. We’re in the process of updating our website and getting all this stuff in better order but for now this is your go-to page so get it bookmarked.
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Watch a recording of out October 2020 Webinar here – A national Gear Change for cycling? How the government started to take cycling seriously and why we need to crank up the pressure nowWhat a summer it has been for cycle campaigning. The pandemic has seen infrastructure been put in place to create more space for walking and cycling – especially with the introductions of emergency walking and cycling schemes across the country. One of the bigger announcement has been the Department for Transport’s Gear Change report . LCC recognised many of the policies from our campaigning work in Love London, Go Dutch and the subsequent cycling investment in London. So is this is what is going to happen across the country? Is the campaigning work done
Vulnerable road users made up three quarters of fatalities last year – with vehicle speed a factor in half of deaths on capital’s streetsTransport for London (TfL) says that efforts to target speeding drivers are being stepped up after new figures reveal that 125 people – five of them cyclists – lost their lives on the capital’s roads last year.
Besides the five cyclists who were killed last year – down from 12 in 2018 – 68 pedestrians lost their lives compared to 57 the previous year, as well as 31 motorcyclists, up 22 in the preceding 12 months.