All Party Cycling Group Inquiry - Embassy response

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain has responded to the All Party Parliamentary Group's call for evidence into  how to 'Get Britain Cycling', which closes today.

You can read our evidence here. In summary, we have identified that the primary barrier to cycling in this country are the conditions on the roads, and hence the lack of any real feeling of safety for the majority of people and the majority of journeys, and secondarily inconvenience and abnormailty.

We have suggested that current transport policy should be turned on its head, to make cycling safe, easy and comfortable, and the obvious mode of transport for short urban trips, while conversely making car use abnormal for travel around urban areas. This would require making much greater distinction is made between 'roads for transport' and 'streets for people', reducing both the speed and volume of traffic on the latter - which will do more than just benefit cycling, but everyone.

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