‘Get Britain Cycling’ Inquiry to hear evidence on cycling infrastructure and urban design

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group Inquiry will hear evidence on cycling infrastructure and urban design when it holds its third session on Wednesday 6th February.

Witnesses from cycling and pedestrian groups, universities, urban design and transport organisations will present evidence on segregation, junctions, signage, cycle parking, road maintenance, urban design, traffic calming and speed limits.

The Inquiry – which is backed by the major cycling organisations – is seeking views on how the government can help get more people cycling by making it safer and more accessible

Wednesday’s session will be attended three panels of witnesses including:

• CTC – Chris Peck
• Sustrans – Tony Russell
• LCC – Gerhard Weiss
• Ibikelondon – Mark Ames

• CILT – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – Adrian Lord
• South Bank University – John Parkin
• Dr.Dave Horton
• Highways Agency – Mike Wilson

• Urban Initiatives – John Dales
• 20s Plenty – Rod King
• Living Streets – Tony Armstrong
• Phil Jones Associates – Phil Jones

The session will be held at the House of Commons in Committee Room 13 between 9.30 and 11.30am. Witnesses and attendees will need to enter Parliament via the Cromwell Green entrance.

The Inquiry will look into the full range of issues affecting cycling in the UK, including how public transport and cycling can work together better, the health and economic cases and the role government must play.

The Group will produce a report of the Inquiry’s findings, which will be presented to government in April 2013.

Further sessions will be held on the following dates:

13 February Active lifestyles
27 February The local perspective
04 March Government

You can follow a live blog of the session at: http://www.allpartycycling.org/news

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