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Gordon seabright

  1. 1. A Nation of Cyclists Gordon Seabright Chief ExecutiveCTC, the national cycling charity
  2. 2. CTC• 69,000 members, founded in 1878• Membership, campaigning, community work• Our new strategy o We protect cyclists o We inspire people to cycle o We promote cycling • Tone of voice
  3. 3. Cycletopia
  4. 4. Cycletopia• Turning cycling dreams • Social enterprises • Bike share into reality • Bike-friendly trains and stations• Real life examples from • Schools and workplaces promoting the UK cycling • Cycle training• Celebrating the best – • Great local bike shops reinforcing good • Freight deliveries by bike practice and focusing • 20mph limits on what is achievable • Cycle-friendly town centres now • Urban main roads • Bridges• Not just infrastructure • Long distance paths • Leadership
  5. 5. CTC on infrastructureWhat cyclists want…Over 1100 responses to CTC survey:• Less traffic• Slower traffic• Safety and priority at junctions• Dedicated space on busy roads• Traffic-free routes• Cycle parking – convenient, sheltered and secure• Decent surfaces and maintenanceTo feel valued, not “kept out of the wayof the real traffic”
  6. 6. CTC on segregation• “Hard sceptics” (minority): fear laws requiring their use, say tackling bad driving is more important (but accept possible benefits if done well).• “Segregation supporters” (minority): feel CTC should be more positively pro-segregation but recognise need for high standards.• “Soft sceptics” (middle group, large majority): keen on idea of continental-style segregation but wary of supporting it given their experience of delivery.
  7. 7. CTC on driving• Traffic laws, enforcement and sentencing fail to underline the unacceptability of bad driving• Lack of incentive to drive with respect for others’ safety• Cyclists and pedestrians worst affected - health, environment, independent mobility all suffer• Yet stereotypes remain: “war on motorists” and “cyclists have no respect for the law”• No political or public support for strict liability
  8. 8. CTC’s roleCTC LocalCampaigningNetwork
  9. 9. Safety in Numbers • A 100% increase in cycling brings a 34% increase in cycle casualties • More aware and better drivers • More drivers who cycle too • More cycling voters
  10. 10. Safety in Numbers in Scotland
  11. 11. A nation of cyclistsCycletopia

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