‘Get Britain Cycling’ Inquiry hears evidence on cycling safety

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The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group Inquiry will hear evidence on cycle safety on Wednesday.

Witnesses from a range of cycling organisations and government bodies, will present evidence on road safety, speed limits, driver behaviour, cycle training, liability, cycle theft and the role of police.

The Inquiry – which is backed by the major UK cycling organisations – is seeking the views and experiences of organisations and individuals on how the government can help get more people cycling by making it safer and more accessible

Wednesday’s session will be attended three panels of witnesses including:

Automobile Association: Edmund King

Institute of Advanced Motorists: Neil Greig

Freight Transport Association : Karen Dee

The Association of Bikeability Schemes: David Dansky

British Cycling: Martin Gibbs

CTC:  Chris Peck

Transport & Health Study Group: Jenny Mindell

Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety: David Davies

Martin Porter QC

Ministry of Justice: Martin Jones

Metropolitan Police: Chief Inspector Ian Vincent

RoadPeace: Amy Aeron-Thomas

The session will be held at the House of Commons in Committee Room 13 between 9.30 and 11.30am.

You can follow a live blog of the session at:

If you tweet about the Inquiry during the evidence session and use the hashtag #getbritaincycling, your tweets will show up in the live blog.

The Inquiry will look into the full range of issues affecting cycling in the UK, including urban design and how public transport and cycling can work together better. Further sessions will be held on the following dates:

06 February    Planning and Design

13 February    Active lifestyles

27 February    The local perspective

06 March      Government

The group will produce a report of the Inquiry’s findings, which will be presented to government in April 2013.

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