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Cycling organisations outline priorities for coming years

Cycling organisations outline priorities for coming years

Wondering what the organisations supporting cycling uptake have been up to since the world began trying to get back to normal, if such a thing…

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Wondering what the organisations supporting cycling uptake have been up to since the world began trying to get back to normal, if such a thing exists? The London Cycling Campaign , Sustrans and Bikeability fill CI.N columnist Duncan Moore in on work that has been ticking along in the background to grow cycling rates and safety…

As people took to cycling during Covid lockdowns, to get their fitness fix as gyms and other facilities were closed, was the wider cycling industry able to engage with these people? And have those organisations that were successful in engaging with new cyclists been able to maintain the momentum?

One organisation that saw a positive in Covid lockdowns similar to those experienced by IBDs was the London Cycling Campaign. Dr Ashok Sinha, the LCC’s Chief Executive, says: “Because of restrictions on public transport use during Covid, plus greater interest in cycling (whether as a socially distanced means of transport or as a form of exercise and recreation), LCC was able to recruit more members than usual.

“Growth has continued since the end of lockdown. Our campaigning work to promote the use of quick, short-term measures to substantially increase the mileage of protected cycle tracks, and also to prevent a bounce back of high motor traffic levels in residential areas (low traffic neighbourhoods), also attracted more members.”

It’s a similar story on a national scale with Sustrans reporting that while there was initially, a pause on volunteering activities that it is involved in, which involved leaving the home […]

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