Embassy News

Cambridge's Perne Road roundabout is not 'Dutch'

Cambridge's newly rebuilt 'Dutch style' Perne Road roundabout has been slammed as a poor imitation of the cycle-friendly designs of the Netherlands that were promised.

The Department for Transport's Cycling Delivery Plan

The first 'theme' of the Department for Transport's Cycling Delivery Plan is entitled 'Vision, leadership, and ambition' - yet sadly the Plan has an alarming lack of all three.

A Seaside Safari - join us in Dorset on 27th September

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The Embassy will be visiting Dorset on the 27th September, to take a look at cycling infrastructure in Dorchester and Weymouth, and their surroundings. 

Cycling Embassy response to Superhighway 5 Consultation

We support the principle of the Superhighway 5 plans - providing safe, attractive conditions for cycling through this area - and would like to see them go ahead, albeit with some reservations about the details and designs of the Superhighway in a number of locations.

Embassy response to Frideswide Square Consultation

 

Frideswide Square

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain strongly objects to Oxfordshire County Council's proposals for Frideswide Square

An open letter to Guide Dogs

As chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, I write to you regarding your #cycleyes campaign, which has been attracting a good deal of media attention recently.

I would like to emphasise that your concerns about cycling on the pavement are our concerns too. Cycling on the pavement suits nobody. It's bad for pedestrians (especially those who are partially sighted, or blind) and it's bad for people cycling too. Few would choose to cycle on a pavement shared with pedestrians if they had a safe and attractive alternative.

Response to London Cycling Design Standards Consultation

Below is our response to the consultation on the new London Cycling Design Standards, which closes today.

Our comments are on a chapter-by-chapter basis, but our principal overall concerns are

Response to Camden's West End Project Consultation

Our response to Camden's West End Project Consultation.

Camden’s road user hierarchy places cycling second behind walking as a priority, ahead of public transport, taxis, and private motor traffic. We also note that Camden has set a (modest) target of an 8% modal share for cycling in the borough by 2025-6. 

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.

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