Campaigns We Support
CTC's Road Justice Campaign
The campaign’s objectives are:
1) To ensure the police conduct high quality investigations of all road traffic collisions involving injury and death;
2) To ensure the police and prosecution services make appropriate charging and prosecution decisions;
3) To ensure sentences are issued that reflect the severity of an offence and discourage bad driving.
Pavement parking as it is an anti-social act that takes advantage of a legal loophole (in highway code 145)to obstruct and violate an area that is supposed to offer protection to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians. By parking on the pavement, drivers not only damage the footpath but obstruct pedestrian rights of way, often forcing children, the elderly and those with disabilities onto the.
This is a clear violation of the rights of pedestrians to a safe protected space in which to travel, effectively treating them as second-class citizens. Living Streets and Guide Dogs for the Blind are currently running a campaign for a ban on pavement parking, you can write to your MP to ask them to lend their support here: www.livingstreets.co.uk
Put a stop to pavement perils!
Cycling Embassy of Great Britain
We support the aims and manifesto of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain:
"We, the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain represent everyone, young or old, fit or not, who wishes to use their bike – and by bike we mean any form of cycle including tricycles, handcycles, recumbents, cargo bikes or tandems – as transport. We believe that everyone – be they five or ninety-five – should have the freedom to go about their business by bike without fear or harassment.
We believe that Britain’s planning and transport policies to date have served to confine cycling only to the quick and the brave, leaving the rest of us behind. Promoting cycling without tackling this will not raise cycling levels significantly.
We believe that current rates of cycling in this country are too low, that targets to increase them are miserably un-ambitious and that a decent rate of cycling should be nearer 30 or 40% of all journeys
We believe that this can only be achieved by the provision of dedicated safe cycle infrastructure, in line with the best practice found around the world.
And finally, we believe that this is worth it, because we believe that cycling can contribute to making Britain a less congested, fitter, leaner, greener cleaner, quieter and above all happier place."
(full manifesto and mission statement can be found here)