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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 2013, over 100 MPs debated Get Britain Cycling in Parliament and gave its 18 recommendations an unopposed vote of support.

CTC is now looking to ensure the CWIS makes a strong long-term funding commitment to cycling (at least £10 per person annually, rising to £20 as cycle use increases), to meet the Get Britain Cycling report's proposed targets for increased cycle use - see more on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.  Through our Space for Cycling campaign, we also continue to press for the design standards needed to ensure the funding is well spent.

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Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP
Minister confirms go-ahead for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy News
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill today confirmed that he has given instructions to progess towards formal 'Commencement' of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, paving the way for increased investment in improved cycling conditions.
London cyclists
Patchy picture for local cycling levels, new figures show News
New figures just out on local levels of walking and cycling in England last year (2013/14) show not much change over the year before in the proportion of people cycling at least once a month. Some local authorities, however, are witnessing significant increases in cycling rates.
Bike Week UK MP Bike Ride
Bike Week launched by parliamentary peloton News
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.
Velo-city: Nantes
Velo-city: it's not all about the bike (or trike) Blog
This week at Velo-city in Nantes cycling organisations, decision makers and campaigners are meeting to discuss best practice. CTC's Sam Jones is there sharing how CTC is campaigning for change in the UK.

Case Studies

Dorset Cyclists’ Network - a model for nationwide campaigning
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Dorset Cycling Network is concerned with bringing about change for cyclists by enabling individuals and institutions within Dorset to network, which yields an attractive model to deliver nationwide...

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