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New Forest NIMBYism

The New Forest National Park Authority, responsible for the 220 square mile wooded reserve, has scrapped the planned implementation of a rural bicycle hire scheme which had already secured funding, a supplier and much public support.

The rental scheme, which would have been funded by a grant from the Department for Transport, would have provided locals and visitors to the park 250 bikes at 20 docking stations.

Is Britain blighted by bike sheds?

Last week, the Guardian’s Bike Blog editor, Peter Walker, reported on the paradoxical situation that Brighton residents find themselves in whereby Brighton’s Green Council encourages them to cycle but takes away their ability to store their bikes safely and securely.

CDF is fundraising to support cyclists contesting FPNs

CDF has agreed to support one cyclist’s challenge of a FPN he was given when he strayed out of a sub-standard cycle lane onto a shared use path. The cyclist, Kristian Gregory, had intended to cross a road that was sign-posted for cyclists but was stopped in his tracks by a Police Community Support Officer who slapped him with the £50 fine.

Watch Kristian’s helmet camera footage of the incident

CEMEX ride for RoadPeace

Two CEMEX employees have cycled 600 miles to raise awareness of road safety and to raise funds for RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims.

Stuart Keighley and Al Laverty of CEMEX Readymix Central region cycled from the their Uddingston office near Glasgow to the Thorpe office near Heathrow in June over the course of five days, calling at three CEMEX offices along the way.

Active travel organisations urge Government to support safer lorries

Organisations representing cyclists and pedestrians have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry design.

Government ministers are due to decide this week on whether to support EU proposals to introduce safer and more fuel efficient lorries.

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