Commitment to Cycling

During the House of Lords debate yesterday (10 February) on promoting cycling, Peers of all parties called for Dutch-style separate cycle facilities, high quality design standards and increased investment

 
 
In the wake of Parliament’s largest social media interaction with the public via the #funding4cycling on 2 February, MPs took to Westminster Hall on Wednesday 3 February to debate the very real issue of funding for cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones shares his thoughts...

 
 
Air quality - 4 Feb 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes to cleaner, healthier air. Encouraging more people to cycle reduces pollution from road transport, and gives the UK a better chance of meeting the targets set by EU laws on air quality.

 
 
Climate change - 4 Feb 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling is part of the solution for a low-carbon future.

 
 
MPs of all parties joined forces on 3 February to call for significant increase in the funding allocated for cycling, to make cycling a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

 
 
On the 3 February, MPs will have the opportunity to debate 'Government investment in cycling' for England.

 
 
Highways England’s Cycling Strategy, while rich in promise, only highlights the need to reallocate funding from the Government's Road Investment Strategy towards cycling.

 
 
Reallocate road funding for cycling says CTC - 17 Dec 2015 - Press Release
As the Government publishes its mission statement for the forthcoming Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS), CTC the national cycling charity questions the Government’s overall commitment to meet the aspirations outlined today.

 
 
Promises on climate change in Paris, but the annual pollution fines the UK pays to the EU could be five times more than the Chancellor's cycling budget. Will politicians ever see through the smog and accept the economic argument for investing in an activity that helps tackle environmental issues?

 
 
Brighton and Hove has become the first non-London council formally to sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign promoted by CTC.

 
 
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