Earlier this year, we sent our views to the Cross-party Parliamentary inquiry about cycling , triggered by the Times City Fit for Cycling campaign. Well, the summary report is out ! The recommendations are spot on so please show your support by adding your name to the petition asking for prompt implementation:
We are very pleased to see the report calling for:
– An annual cycling budget equivalent to £10 per head of population – quite an increase on the current spend of less than £2 per person
– Strong political leadership at national and local levels
– Justice for cyclists though better reinforcement of road traffic law
– The redesign of roads, streets and communities and reallocation of road space for people
– Improving local expertise amongst planners, engineers and architects to think bike in all their work
The report recommends government to adopt cycling targets: an increase of cycle use from less than 2% of journeys in 2011, to 10% of all journeys in 2025, and 25% by 2050.
Because it’s about time streets are made safe enough for everyone, please sign the Times’ petition and spread the word – they need 100,000 signatures to trigger a debate in Parliament.