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Get Britain Cycling

Introduction

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group gets Britain cycling

This is an overview of Get Britain Cycling's milestones, from the parliamentary inquiry at the beginning of 2013, to progress on the 18 recommendations that came out of it. There's lots more detail in our news stories and elsewhere - just click on the links below.

  • CTC drafted a parliamentary Early Day Motion, 'Get Britain Cycling' (EDM 679), which was tabled by members of the APPCG. It supported the APPCG's inquiry's aims, as well as the Times's 'Cities fit for Cycling' campaign, and called for cross-departmental action and resources to enable more people to cycle in greater safety. The EDM was one of the top 10 most signed EDMs in the 2012-13 session of Parliament.
  • The inquiry report was published in April 2013, with 18 recommendations to Government, including:

- 20 mph in towns and 40 mph on rural roads;

- funding for cycling of £10 per person, per year;

- high quality routes on existing roads.

  • The report's publication prompted PM David Cameron to say that he wanted to launch a 'cycling revolution' and to give his backing to the concept of 'cycle-proofing', i.e. incorporating high standards of cycle-friendly design in future highways and traffic schemes. The Prime Minister also announced new funding to boost cycling in eight cities and four national parks - good news, but only a fraction of what's needed if we seriously want to get Britain cycling.
  • On 2 September 2013, over 100 MPs debated Get Britain Cycling in Parliament and gave its 18 recommendations an unopposed vote of support.

CTC is now looking to ensure the CWIS makes a strong long-term funding commitment to cycling (at least £10 per person annually, rising to £20 as cycle use increases), to meet the Get Britain Cycling report's proposed targets for increased cycle use - see more on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.  Through our Space for Cycling campaign, we also continue to press for the design standards needed to ensure the funding is well spent.

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New faces and encouraging words, but same response Blog
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...
Air quality Campaigning Views
Cycling contributes to cleaner, healthier air. Encouraging more people to cycle reduces pollution from road transport, and gives the UK a better chance of meeting the targets set by EU laws on air quality.
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Climate change Campaigning Views
Cycling is part of the solution for a low-carbon future.
Chris Green, MP for Bolton West, ahead of today's debate
MPs keep up pressure for investment in cycling News
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.

Case Studies

Dorset Cyclists’ Network - a model for nationwide campaigning
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Dorset Cycling Network is concerned with bringing about change for cyclists by enabling individuals and institutions within Dorset to network, which yields an attractive model to deliver nationwide...

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