Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Cycling debate in the House of Commons


A landmark debate on cycling will take place in the House of Commons on Monday, September 2, when MPs will debate the findings of the Get Britain Cycling report. This calls on the Government to increase investment in cycling across the UK.

This debate came about because almost 70,000 people signed a petition. The next step is to write to your MP and ask them to attend the debate on your behalf.

The result could improve safety for the 750,000 cyclists who already commute to work by bike in Britain, and also have a significant impact in reducing traffic jams for motorists, easing overcrowding on public transport and saving millions from local health budgets.

Act on this here.

Also:

  • The number of journeys to train stations by bicycle has increased by 40 per cent since 2009, to 39 million this year: more than half of the 107,000 daily bike rides are made by commuters. Read more.
  • There will be a widespread ban on cars in London within the next 20 years, according to one of Britain’s leading architects, who has called for cities to be designed for pedestrians and cyclists rather than for traffic. Read more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really good news. I hope the UK do invest more in cycling infrastructure especially for short commuting or shopping journeys of 1 to 4 miles.