CTC has joined with other cycling organisations to urge the Government to Get Britain Cycling
. The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group
is launching an inquiry
to examine the barriers which are preventing more people from cycling in the UK: cycling only makes up 2% of all journeys, compared to 27% in the Netherlands and 18% in Denmark. The inquiry will look at issues such as road safety, training, enforcement, planning and design, theft and highway maintenance. So far, 17 MPs from a wide range of parties have signed an Early Day Motion
backing the Get Britain Cycling initiative. The motion calls on the Government to ‘provide leadership, resources and Cabinet-level co-ordination’ to implement a cycling action plan. It also asks ministers to ‘embed cycling into the heart of transport, planning and other relevant policies’. CTC has drafted a letter
for members to send to their MPs asking them to support the EDM.