Urge the Government to implement the Get Britain Cycling Report

We join with the Times' Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign in urging everyone who cares about better travel and safer streets to sign this petition  urging the Government to promote cycling by implementing the Get Britain Cycling report (the full report can be found here). 

We the undersigned call on the Prime Minister to pledge that the Government will implement the recommendations in the 'Get Britain Cycling' parliamentary report. 
The inquiry, chaired by a cross-party panel of MPs and peers, heard that promoting cycling as a healthy and affordable way to travel can tackle Britain's obesity crisis, save millions from NHS budgets, boost the economy and reduce congestion on our roads and trains. 
The inquiry’s 18 recommendations focus on reallocating investment, safer road design, lower speed limits, better training and strong political leadership. 
This will require cross-departmental consensus led from the Cabinet Office and Downing Street, not just from the Department for Transport.
In the Commons on February 22, 2012, the Prime Minister said of The Times's ‘Cities Fit for Cycling’ campaign: “If we want to encourage the growth in cycling we’ve seen in recent years, we need to get behind campaigns like this.”

The report may not be perfect, but it represents a solid start, and something everyone can get behind. It recommends implementing continental best practice in cycling infrastructure design, lowering speed limits both in the cities and on country roads, and increased spending per head on cycling, albeit at lower levels than will realistically be needed (£10 per head, rising to £20). Far too often, reports like these have been shelved because they're too difficult, or the political will isn't there. Now is the time to tell our politicians that this is important to us, not just in London but across the UK. 

Sign here.