Commitment to Cycling

The remarkable recent rise in the popularity, profile and rates of cycling in Northern Ireland is being recognised by a political class seemingly undergoing a culture shift. Local campaigner, NI Greenways, gives a bit more background on what is happening this Election Cycle 2016.

 
 
In yesterday’s House of Commons Transport Questions, Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner MP cited the latest Cycling UK figures which show funding for cycling (and walking) is set to drop dramatically to 72p in 2020/21.

 
 
Health and cycling - 28 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling is good exercise and it's easy to fit into the daily routiine. If more people took it up, it could help ward off the health crises facing the NHS.

 
 
House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) calls for urgent Government action to prevent the 50,000 people who are dying in each year from air pollution related illnesses.

 
 
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.

 
 
Climate change - 19 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling is part of the solution for a low-carbon future.

 
 
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.

 
 
Local transport policy and cycling - 13 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
To maximise cycling's benefits for local communities, councils should give it a central role in their transport plans and link it strongly with other policies and strategies.

 
 
National planning policies - 6 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Planning policies and decisions can make all the difference to how people choose to make their journeys - i.e. whether to drive or to travel more sustainably by cycle or on foot.

 
 
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy “won’t be worth the paper it’s written on” unless backed by sustained funding, said CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling in their initial response to its draft proposals.

 
 
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