A Quick Guide to LTN 1/20

Earlier this year the DfT published a new Local Transport Note, LTN 1/20, which sets out a comprehensive national standard for design of cycle infrastructure. The release coincided with with the release of the policy paper Gear Change which set out a vision for increasing walking and cycling – more on that paper this post.Continue reading “A Quick Guide to LTN 1/20”

How would you spend £500,000 on York’s Cycle infrastructure?

York Cycle Campaign shared ideas with City of York Council Last July City of York council set aside £500,000 to invest in cycling infrastructure. York Cycle Campaign has been in discussion with the council to think about how this money is best spent. Andy Vose, the council’s Transport Policy Manager, has identified a list ofContinue reading “How would you spend £500,000 on York’s Cycle infrastructure?”

Carlton Reid ushers York Cycle Campaign into its second year

At our AGM on Monday 12th November, we voted in a new committee (with several familiar faces), approved a revised pricing structure, and discussed the successes that YCC has had during its first year. This was preceded by a talk by the award-winning journalist, author, and campaigner, Carlton Reid. YCC member Rob Ainsley tells us moreContinue reading “Carlton Reid ushers York Cycle Campaign into its second year”

Why York Cycle Campaign is objecting to the York Central outline planning application and urges you to do the same

We had high hopes for the proposed development at York Central. As a major development next to the station and enjoying a privilege unusual for York – a blank slate – the potential for York Central to be a showcase of sustainability while respecting York’s heritage greatly excited us. We therefore engaged with the consultationContinue reading “Why York Cycle Campaign is objecting to the York Central outline planning application and urges you to do the same”

Did you know that cyclists make up nearly half the rush hour traffic on Lendal Bridge? Yes really…

“Well it’s not Blackfriars Bridge, but it’s close,” said fellow York Cycle Campaign member Rebecca when I met her at 8am one May morning on Lendal Bridge for a cycling count. I confess that I was slightly sceptical that numbers of cyclists on Lendal Bridge could be comparable to those on London’s Blackfriars Bridge, where around 60% of people crossing the bridge do so byContinue reading “Did you know that cyclists make up nearly half the rush hour traffic on Lendal Bridge? Yes really…”