The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) released their Get Britain Cycling report today. The report follows a six-week long inquiry hosted by the APPCG at the Palace of Westminster earlier this year calls for 10% of all journeys in Britain to be made by bike by 2025. Some of the headline recommendations made to enable this goal include:
- More of the transport budget should be spent on supporting cycling, at a rate initially set to at least £10 per person per year, and increasing as cycling levels increase
- Cycling should be considered at an earlier stage in all planning decisions, whether transport schemes or new houses or businesses
- More use should be made of segregated cycle lanes, learning from the Dutch experience
- Urban speed limits should generally be reduced to 20 mph
- Just as children learn to swim at school they should learn to ride a bike
- The Government should produce a detailed cross-departmental Cycling Action Plan, with annual progress reports.
Read: Get Britain Cycling Summary & Recommendations.
Act: If you’d like to see the recommendations of this report implemented then a good first step would be to fill in the e-petition on the Number 10 website: Promote cycling by implementing the recommendations in the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.