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Get Britain Cycling

Introduction

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group gets Britain cycling

This is an overview of Get Britain Cycling's milestones, from the parliamentary inquiry at the beginning of 2013, to progress on the 18 recommendations that came out of it. There's lots more detail in our news stories and elsewhere - just click on the links below.

  • CTC drafted a parliamentary Early Day Motion, 'Get Britain Cycling' (EDM 679), which was tabled by members of the APPCG. It supported the APPCG's inquiry's aims, as well as the Times's 'Cities fit for Cycling' campaign, and called for cross-departmental action and resources to enable more people to cycle in greater safety. The EDM was one of the top 10 most signed EDMs in the 2012-13 session of Parliament.
  • The inquiry report was published in April 2013, with 18 recommendations to Government, including:

- 20 mph in towns and 40 mph on rural roads;

- funding for cycling of £10 per person, per year;

- high quality routes on existing roads.

  • The report's publication prompted PM David Cameron to say that he wanted to launch a 'cycling revolution' and to give his backing to the concept of 'cycle-proofing', i.e. incorporating high standards of cycle-friendly design in future highways and traffic schemes. The Prime Minister also announced new funding to boost cycling in eight cities and four national parks - good news, but only a fraction of what's needed if we seriously want to get Britain cycling.
  • On 2 September, over 100 MPs debated Get Britain Cycling in Parliament and gave its 18 recommendations an unopposed vote of support.
  • A cross-departmental 'Cycle Delivery Plan', promised in the Government's response to the Get Britain Cycling report, is due out later in 2014.

CTC is looking to ensure that this plan includes commitments to boost cycle use substantially through funding, cycle-friendly design standards and safety improvements, along with other actions by all relevant government departments, in line with Get Britain Cycling's recommendations ...

... watch this space for more!

 

 

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New research commissioned by CTC shows that cycling could provide economic benefits worth £248bn between now and 2050 if England meets the targets for increased cycle use as proposed in the parliamentary ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.
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£248bn in economic benefits by 2050 through cycling Press Release
Today (Tuesday 20 January 2015) CTC, the national cycling charity, launched its report 'The Economic Cycle – Quantifying the benefits of getting England Cycling' which found cycling in England could generate a total of £248bn in economic benefits by 2050.

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