The core aims of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group:
1. Vision: More people cycling in the UK, more often.
2. Mission: To use our role as Parliamentarians to promote all forms of cycling.
3. Values; as an All-party group of Parliamentarians we will work with representatives of organisations in the private, public, and third sectors that share our vision
4. Objectives: To review research evidence and current best practice, the extent and success of implementation, and potential developments that encourage cycling, and to develop recommendations resulting in changes to government policy and practice at national and local government level, based on these findings.
5. Work programme [will have four strands (based on the 2013 APPCG report ‘Get Britain Cycling’ and subsequent updates)]
(I) Redesigning roads and communities
(II) Safer Driving and Safe Speed limits
(III) Training & Education
(IV) Political Leadership
Key activities undertaken by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) include meetings in parliament, study tours, receptions and an annual summer bike.
The APPCG is registered with the House of Commons.
About All Party Parliamentary Groups
All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.
They cover a range of subjects, which are generally of interest to Members from all parties and vary in size and the activity they are involved in. It allows Members to work constructively with others from different political persuasions on an issue of common interest. Members have the opportunity to hold meetings and raise awareness of a particular subject and can exert pressure on Ministers who are often invited to attend meetings. They can be a good way for backbench MPs to ensure that those in decision-making roles are aware of particular subject issues.
APPGs sometimes hold inquiries to which Ministers and others can be invited to give their opinions on a subject of topical interest to Members, although these would not hold the sway of a Select Committee. They often are guided by one or more outside organisations with a particular interest in the subject.
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