On 25 October four BCyC members joined campaign groups from across the country to share ideas and hear from professionals and politicians at the 2015 CTC-Cyclenation conference in Liverpool.
It seems the UK is waking up to the benefits of cycling for all, albeit very slowly. And it’s up to us to keep pushing that message to politicians and policy makers. We need to be framing the message in broader terms than just cycling. To get their attention we need to be arguing that making our streets better for cycling makes them better spaces for everyone.
Here’s a running story of the day. Presentations can be found here. Don’t miss the astonishing Propensity to cycle tool‘, or Building high quality space for cycling (including junction animations), or Brian Deegan on the pace of change in London. Finally, everyone interested in cycle campaigning should reflect on Matt Turner’s Effective Campaigning. There’s also a detailed report of the conference from Birmingham Push Bikes.