Embassy News

Help Scotland See Double

Campaigners across Scotland are joining forces to ask Scottish Finance minister John Swinney to double the budget for active travel - and keep on doubling it until it reaches 10% of the transport budget. The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition "We Want to See Double" demonstration will take place in Edinburgh at lunchtime (1 - 1:30 pm) on Wednesday 30th October outside St Andrew's House. 

Consultation response - Shepherd’s Bush Town Centre (West) Regeneration Scheme

The Shepherd's Bush West public realm scheme represents a considerable missed opportunity to make cycling an attractive, safe and convenient mode of transport, in light of the amount of carriageway space that is proposed to be taken away from both buses and private motor traffic.

Cobden Junction consultation response

Leicester infrastructure safari

Following on from successful infrastructure safaris around the country, we are delighted to announce the next one in the series. You may ask "what is an infrastructure safari?" Read more on our infrastructure safaris here.

PoP the champagne for our award-winning Ambassador

She's been there right from the start. She gets things done. She normally humbly stays in the background - but her willpower and energy is palpable at every point along the way (which is physically separated from the fast heavy traffic of course).

Government increasingly isolated on cycling policy

On Monday evening, 100 MPs of all parties voted unanimously in support of a motion welcoming the findings of the Get Britain Cycling report, in particular its recommendation of consistent funding for cycling, at a level of at least £10 per person, per year.

The Government continues to fail cycling as a mode of transport

Anyone hoping for genuine commitment from central government towards enabling cycling in England will be hugely disappointed and angered by the Department for Transport's official response to the Get Britain Cycling Inquiry report. 

Is your MP going to talk cycling on September 2nd? Here's what we'd say to them.

Dear Member of Parliament,

Are you going to the Cycling Debate on September 2nd? We think you should, and we think it could have a direct impact on your constituents.

Does your constituency have any of these problems?

Embassy response to Bristol Metrobus consultation

The Cycling Embassy has submitted a response to the Metro Bus route changes in Bristol. The current review is recommending that the buses run along Cumberland Road, on the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads (AVTM) route.

The consultation closes today - you can leave your own view on the Bristol City Council site here.

Another 'record announcement'

Today the government has announced a 'record amount' of cycling funding. There are, confusingly, two different headline figure, of  £94 million and £148 million, to be spent between now and 2015. 

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