So why is cycling so good?
There is a wealth of information available to highlight why cycling is good.

The most obvious are you will feel, function (and look!) better, and soon, from the many benefits.

Read more: Cycling and Health

Having got a bike, safety will be high on the list of your concerns.
You are more vulnerable when cycling in traffic than in a car, but your concern and awareness of safety plays a big part in keeping you safe.
The best way to offset any hazards is through learning improved cycling techniques.loads of bikes
Unfortunately the road system has been traditionally designed for faster moving motor vehicles, and you need to learn to deal with this environment. (things are changing slowly for the better)

Read more: Cycling in Traffic

Local Facilities

* Cycle Parking

* Rail / Metro and your Cycle

* Cycle Routes

* Cycle Shops

* Recommended Rides

* Welcoming Pubs for Cyclists

Read more: Local Facilities 2001


CYCLING INITIATIVES


1. Purpose of Report

To appraise Members of the development of cycling initiatives following the report on cycling to 26 June Regenerating Wolverhampton Cabinet Team.

 

Development Panel: REGENERATING WOLVERHAMPTON
Portfolio: TRANSPORTATION
Originating Department: REGENERATION AND TRANSPORTATION
Panel Contact Officer: MALCOLM READ (EXT. 5700)


2. Report Background

2.1

At the Cabinet Team meeting a report was approved to deliver part of the cycle programme for this year. The Scrutiny Panel requested further information on the development of cycling initiatives in Wolverhampton. In particular information was requested on :-
a) the principle of cycle routes and how they are constituted;
b) comparison of different cycle routes and how to make them effective; and
c) the implications of obstruction of a cycle route by a parked vehicle.


2.2 Cycling Strategy:

Wolverhampton’s Cycle Strategy was approved by the Highways and Transportation Committee at its meeting in January 1995. The principal aims of the strategy are to:-
• improve facilities for cyclists in Wolverhampton and through this, to increase mobility for people without access to a car;
• improve safety for cyclists in Wolverhampton;
• encourage a transfer of journeys from private cars to cycles in co-ordination with other traffic and transportation measures.

Read more: Cycling Initiatives - Regenerating Wolverhampton + 1995 Cycling Strategy

Objective C: Sustainable Travel Patterns

Double cycle usage from the 1996 level of 2% of all trips by the year 2002, increase usage to 5% by 2006, and to 8% by 2012
RTRA Target – to restrict daily traffic growth from 1996 to 2006 to a range between 10% and 13.5%


Position paper: cycle helmets

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ECF

EUROPEAN CYCLISTS' FEDERATION
EUROPAISCHER RADFAHRER-VERBAND
FEDERACION DE CICLISTAS EUROPEOS
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES CYCLISTES

The European Cyclists' Federation is an umbrella organisation for 25 Bicycle Advocacy Groups in Europe with some 250.000 members in 17 countries. They represent some 100.000.000 daily cyclists.
The European Cyclists' Federation has published a number of position papers on various issues. Below you will find the position paper on bicycle helmets. This paper was issued Oct. 25th. 1990, and revised Oct. 23rd. 1991.

Position paper: cycle helmets
Conclusions
Properly designed cycle helmets can avert some cycling deaths and injuries. The effect on safety is however secondary of nature and is often exaggerated.
Cycle helmets make cycling less convenient and should, therefore, by no means be compulsory.

Safety-campaigns should be directed towards primary safety - reducing the number of accidents by measures of infrastructure, equipment and education of cyclists and motorists - rather than secondary safety as for example promoting use of helmets.

Helmets which comply with any recognised standard should be taxated at the lowest possible rate.

Read more: European Cyclists Federation Position on Cycle Helmets

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