Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Date Set For Cambridge MP's Cycling Debate

A report calling on the government to Get Britain Cycling, led by Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, is to be debated in the House of Commons on September 2.

The report contains 18 recommendations from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling chaired by Julian earlier this year.

His call for a discussion on its findings was supported by Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee.

The report was compiled after the inquiry heard evidence from experts across a range of fields on how to improve cycling in Britain, make it safer for cyclists on the roads and encourage greater take-up of cycling.

Julian said: “I am delighted that we have a date for this debate. This report draws on a wide range of expertise and is hugely valuable in tackling this issue. The recommendations give a clear indication to the government on how to move this forward and I want to see it start acting on them.

“If we are serious about making our towns and cities safer for cyclists and encouraging more people to cycle we need to keep up the momentum on this issue. I hope this debate will do just that and make sure cycling stays at the top of the government’s agenda.”