Embassy News

2014 Embassy AGM Report

Full details of our AGM, held in Brighton on the weekend of the 7th and 8th June, are now available online

The TSRGD Review - An Open Letter to the Department for Transport

The Transport Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) - which sets out the design of official traffic signs and markings that can be placed on or near roads in England, Scotland and Wales, and also sets out the conditions for their use - is open for consultation until the 12th of June.

The Cycling Embassy AGM – the Campaign for Real Cycle Paths

Cycle path

In the short time the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain has been in existence, we've seen a sea change in attitudes about the way cycling should be catered for.

Save the date - our AGM

Our AGM this year will be on the weekend of 7th and 8th June, in Brighton.

Sustrans’ ‘Cycle Design Handbook’

At a time when high standards in cycle infrastructure provision are more important than ever, it is very disappointing that Sustrans have produced a document that, while good in parts, contains a great deal of poor advice, and draws so little on best practice.

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.

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