Get Britain Cycling Summary & Recommendations

Get Britain Cycling

Get Britain Cycling Summary & Recommendations
Get Britain Cycling Summary & Recommendations

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.

The summary and recommendations of the report can be read here: Get Britain Cycling Summary & Recommendations.

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.