Cycle safety: make it simple
On 01 June 2018, the Whitehall Government finished its consultation on what would make not just cycling and walking safer, but also feel safer. Cycling UK's 'Cycle safety: make it simple' campaign ensured 10,105 responded in support of our recommendations.
Our message is ‘make it simple’, and we’ve prepared a detailed response outlining what’s needed to remove the deterrents which put people off cycling, so that cycling in the UK becomes a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Or perhaps, as the road safety Minister Jesse Norman puts it in the foreword to his call for evidence, to make cycling “the natural form of transport even for a 12 year old”.
What is Cycling UK doing?
We’ve already published an executive summary response: our Cycle safety: make it simple report. This includes a range of simple solutions to support the Government's ambitions to double cycle use and increase walking, while reducing fatal and serious injuries for cyclists and other road users.
Although the delivery of some of our solutions would be matters for the devolved countries, most are relevant throughout much of the UK, so it’s vital that everyone who cares about active travel across the UK makes their voice heard.