Councils should #choosecycling to transform UK, urges British Cycling
Friday, July 29th 2016 at 10:18AM BST
A video produced by British Cycling says “Britain is becoming a cycling nation …” but much more needs to be done in order to make cycling a safe, everyday choice for millions. The organisation is changing its #choosecycling inititative from a network of cycle-friendly businesses to a wider-ranging campaign that can involve local authorities and other bodies. British Cycling has created a three-point “Choose Cycling Charter” after 20,000 of its members gave their opinions on which issues should be prioritised in order to make cycling in Britain easier, safer and more appealing.
The Charter states that strong political leadership, smart investment – working towards 5 percent of public sector transport spend – and a programme to deliver networks of cycling infrastructure, built to agreed standards will encourage more people to cycle.
British Cycling’s #ChooseCycling network of businesses, which collectively employ more than half a million people, endorsed the Charter at its most recent meeting.