Parliamentary debate on Government investment in cycling

Yesterday, there was a well attended debate in Westminster Hall on ‘Government investment in cycling’, proposed by Conservative MP for Bolton West, Chris Green (below)

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The transcript of the debate can be found here.  CTC have published a full length report on the debate and a comment piece ,  and Bikebiz have done a very useful summary of the highlights.

Road CC have reported that the debate was reached by 2.1 million people on social media!

Our Chairs both contributed speeches:

Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham (Con), opened his contribution to the debate saying: “We will know we have done a good job with investment in cycling when there are as many women as there are men cycling. We will know we have done an excellent job when they are taking their children along with them on their bikes”.

Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth (Lab), added to the debate saying: “We seek a national set of design standards that reflect those that have been created in Wales and in London, to ensure we get good quality space for cycling”.
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