Tomorrow is here. The Institution of Civil Engineers welcomed cycling into transport and highlights the need for cycling infrastructure. Their national ‘State of the Nation’ report wants to unlock the potential of cycling; and for that to happen leadership with clear national objectives and targets was needed, as well as
• High quality networks in metropolitan areas
• More segregated space in areas of conflict
• More traffic calming measures elsewhere
The regional report says that to increase cycling in city centres investment in cycling infrastructure which provides a safe and enjoyable cycle commute into city centres and off-road routes that are segregated from pedestrians are needed.
We welcome their reports and findings, and congratulate the institution on the step change it has undergone; and we look forward to working with the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Earlier on another distinguished engineering body The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management issued a policy position statement on active travel. We will certainly keep and eye on that too!