Friday, March 24th 2017 at 10:13AM GMT
Over 5,000 people have already contacted their MP to lobby for a change in the Highway Code, as part of British Cycling’s Turning the Corner campaign.
The initial petition, which calls for a simple, universal rule around road junctions, attracted over 27,000 signatures and was handed into the Department for Transport by British Cycling’s policy adviser Chris Boardman last Thursday. This triggered the second phase of the campaign, which asks supporters to email their MP to back the petition in Parliament.
The fact that so many of those supporters have taken this step within a week of the petition being handed in shows the level of support for the rule change, said Boardman: “For 5,000 supporters to have already emailed their MP is a really encouraging start. It shows that this issue is really important to people and, tellingly, it’s not just cyclists who are supporting this – people who do a lot of walking or driving are also getting involved and leaving really supportive messages.
“I’m really pleased that people can see the benefits that this simple change to the Highway Code could bring to everyone who uses the roads.”