Embassy News

Response to DfT Consultation on Local Authority Parking

The Department for Transport's consultation on local authority parking has the stated intention of enhancing 'the attractiveness of our high streets and town centres'. We are concerned, however, that the consultation misdiagnoses both the problem of high street decline, and its potential solutions.

Response to the Notting Hill Gate Strategic Planning Document

The Notting Hill Gate Strategic Planning Document refers to a need to reduce traffic domination at Notting Hill Gate, and also to increase 'sustainability'.

Response to City of Westminster's Draft Cycling Strategy

Westminster's Draft Cycling Strategy makes frequent reference to the complexity of managing competing demands on the Borough's roads.

Our submission to the Transport Select Committee on cycling safety

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain has submitted evidence to the Commons Transport Select Committee's investigation into cycling safety. You can read our evidence here.

Cycling on pavements - our response

Current guidance on Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for cycling on footways states that discretion should be exercised by police officers when issuing FPNs. This guidance has been reiterated by the Minister for Cycling, Robert Goodwill.

Children in particular should not to be issued with FPNs for cycling on the pavement if carriageway conditions are hazardous, and provided they are cycling with care and consideration for pedestrians.

Embassy board member Katja Leyendecker gives evidence at Transport Select Committee

The Transport Select Committee has been holding hearings on how to improve cycling safety. Our board member (and chair of New Cycling) Katja Leyendecker gave evidence last week.

Embassy response to TfL's draft strategy for cycling at Nine Elms Development

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain considers the draft Designing for Cycling [pdf] document to be generally excellent, and we congratulate those involved in its production. Transport for London should look to this document as a guide to producing a cycling-friendly city.

Designing for Cycling in Vauxhall

Transport for London has recently released the

Embassy response to TfL Superhighways announcement

In response to the publication today by Transport for London of details of forthcoming protected cycling routes in central London, Mark Treasure, chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, said:

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