Wednesday 3 February 2016

Investment in Cycling Debate: BC Plan to Keep Pressure On!

British Cycling Press Release
Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill closed the Parliamentary debate on the government’s investment in cycling less than ten minutes ago.

Martin Key, British Cycling’s campaign’s manager, gives his reaction to the debate:

Today’s Westminster Hall debate on government investment in cycling illustrated how much progress has been made in recent years. Cycling didn’t have much political attention in the past and rare debates like these would be poorly attended and often missed the point. Today, we have MPs from all parties and all across the UK representing the very real concerns of their constituents and British Cycling’s 117,000 members – namely that the vast majority of people actively want to use their bikes more often, but are put off by concerns about safety. A clear message was sent to government today that more investment is needed in segregated infrastructure to make our roads and junctions safer. Does this amount to the kind of political will to deliver the ‘cycling revolution’ promised by the Prime Minister? No. Is it a step forward? Yes. We will keep the pressure on.

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