Commitment to Cycling

CTC, the national cycling charity, backs Welsh Assembly’s Enterprise and Business Committee’s report

 
 
In the second of two parliamentary debates within a week, Lord (formerly Sir George) Young harked back to his first speech on cycling as a new MP in 1975. It prompted CTC's Roger Geffen to reflect on why governments of all colours keep passing responsibility for cycling to local councils, and why this prescription still isn't working.

 
 
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...

 
 
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.

 
 
With London receiving several times the level of funding for cycling and associated media coverage the rest of the country enjoys, is there a ‘London Bias’? Or is this what you get with an elected mayor with extended powers? And can devolution bring this to a region near you?

 
 
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?

 
 
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