Embassy News

Cycling on pavements - our response

Current guidance on Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for cycling on footways states that discretion should be exercised by police officers when issuing FPNs. This guidance has been reiterated by the Minister for Cycling, Robert Goodwill.

Children in particular should not to be issued with FPNs for cycling on the pavement if carriageway conditions are hazardous, and provided they are cycling with care and consideration for pedestrians.

Embassy board member Katja Leyendecker gives evidence at Transport Select Committee

The Transport Select Committee has been holding hearings on how to improve cycling safety. Our board member (and chair of New Cycling) Katja Leyendecker gave evidence last week.

Embassy response to TfL's draft strategy for cycling at Nine Elms Development

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain considers the draft Designing for Cycling [pdf] document to be generally excellent, and we congratulate those involved in its production. Transport for London should look to this document as a guide to producing a cycling-friendly city.

Designing for Cycling in Vauxhall

Transport for London has recently released the

Embassy response to TfL Superhighways announcement

In response to the publication today by Transport for London of details of forthcoming protected cycling routes in central London, Mark Treasure, chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, said:

Help Scotland See Double

Campaigners across Scotland are joining forces to ask Scottish Finance minister John Swinney to double the budget for active travel - and keep on doubling it until it reaches 10% of the transport budget. The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition "We Want to See Double" demonstration will take place in Edinburgh at lunchtime (1 - 1:30 pm) on Wednesday 30th October outside St Andrew's House. 

Consultation response - Shepherd’s Bush Town Centre (West) Regeneration Scheme

The Shepherd's Bush West public realm scheme represents a considerable missed opportunity to make cycling an attractive, safe and convenient mode of transport, in light of the amount of carriageway space that is proposed to be taken away from both buses and private motor traffic.

Cobden Junction consultation response

Leicester infrastructure safari

Following on from successful infrastructure safaris around the country, we are delighted to announce the next one in the series. You may ask "what is an infrastructure safari?" Read more on our infrastructure safaris here.


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