Hopeful signs are emerging that changes are afoot in the UK with the idea of cycling as part of the transport system becoming more mainstream.
Now is the turn of the distinguished Institution of Civil Engineers to join the 'national cycling feeding frenzy' by including liveable cities and cycle infrastructure in its prestigious State of the Nation - Transport. Although Stephen Hammond MP's keynote speech barely addresses it (he mentions cycling once, and no mention of his being road safety minister either), once you persist and get past all the roads and airports, the report itself talks quite eloquently about what is required to unlock cycling.
Not only does the ICE call for clear national objectives and targets, its key recommendations caught our attention
- High quality networks in metropolitan areas
- More segregated space in areas of conflict
- More traffic calming measures elsewhere
Source State of the Nation: Transport
There are regional briefing sheets, that we suggest local members scrutinise for cycling promises.
After the disappointment of the the Investing in Britain's Future announcement
, it's encouraging to see that for some people, 'infrastructure' means more than just road and rail. So What are other institution up to? RTPI, RIBA, CIHT, CILT, CIWEM... tell us