Strategies for promoting cycling as an alternative form of transport for local journeys.
See also Walking and Cycling: an action plan, which sets out measures from across government to increase levels of active travel by creating places that people want to walk and cycle in.
The Department set up Cycling England in March 2005 to co-ordintate increases in cycling accross the country. For more information on the work of Cycling England, see www.cyclingengland.co.uk.
Cycling England was the independent expert body that advised on the promotion of cycling. Cycling England ceased to exist as a public body on 1 April 2011.
- 31 March 2011
Research to explore perceptions and experiences of Bikeability training amongst parents and children
Launched in 2007, Bikeability is the government's flagship cycle training programme, designed to give people the skills and confidence to ride on today's roads. The following report presents findings from a survey conducted on behalf of Cycling for England and the Department to establish attitudes towards cycling, current cycling behaviour and awareness of, participation in and experience of Bikeability.
- 04 January 2011
The Government's strategy for getting more people walking and cycling more often and more safely.
- 22 February 2010
We want to help enable more people to cycle into work by encouraging employers to sign up to the ‘Cycle to Work Guarantee.’
The following guidelines clarify how organisations can take advantage of the exemption to implement a Cycle to Work scheme that encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce.
- 28 October 2009
- Last update:
- 01 February 2011
This note was published in 1986. Although dated in parts, it remains generally current. We are reviewing our approach to updating it in the light of the publication of LTN 2/08 Cycle Infrastructure Design in October 2008 (see column on the right), and a new research contract expected to start in January 2009. (N.B. The date below refers to publication of LTN 2/86 on this website, not its actual publication date.)
- 19 May 2008
A new national standard for training adults and children to cycle safely on the road.
- 09 March 2005
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
- Bike Week 2007
- Bike Week 2006
- Bikeability launched to create a new generation of cyclists
- Cycling policy: an overview
- Cycling Project Fund
- Cycle training grants - application form 2009-2010 (XLS - 4096 KB)
- Delivery of the National Cycling Strategy: A review
- DfT bike and rail policy document (PDF - 1024 KB)
- DfT cycle parking project to extend cycle parking capacity at rail stations
- Local authority cycling training grant fund guidance and application form - second round 2008-09 (XLS - 140 KB)
- Local authority cycling grant toolkit
- Local authority performance rating on cycling 2003 & 2004 (XLS - 207 KB)
- Local authority performance rating on cycling 2003 and 2004
- The Nottingham Cycle Friendly Employers Project (PDF - 171 KB)
- A sustainable future for cycling (PDF - 1024 KB)
- Walking and cycling: 'Links to Schools' (PDF - 2082 KB)
- What the Department for Transport is doing to encourage cycling
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