Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 24, 2013

Get Britain Cycling

Jason is a keen cyclist and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group. He took part in the Huddersfield Town Pedal 4 Pounds charity cycle from Huddersfield to Brighton.

Jason was a panel member of the Get Britain Cycling inquiry and today the report was published. The aim of the inquiry is to enable more people across the UK to take up cycling, cycle more often and cycle more safely.

Get Britain Cycling
(Jason and Olympic Gold Medalist Chris Boardman who contributed to the report)

The key recommendations include:

• More of the transport budget should be spent on supporting cycling, at a rate initially set to at least £10 per person per year, and increasing as cycling levels increase

• Cycling should be considered at an earlier stage in all planning decisions, whether transport schemes or new houses or businesses

• More use should be made of segregated cycle lanes, learning from the Dutch experience

• Urban speed limits should generally be reduced to 20 mph

• Just as children learn to swim at school they should learn to ride a bike

• The Government should produce a detailed cross-departmental Cycling Action Plan, with annual progress reports

For more information on the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report please visit this link: http://allpartycycling.org/news/

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