Second session of 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry today focuses on cycle safety

Cycling and motoring groups and people working in legal system to give evidence today

by Simon_MacMichael   January 30, 2013  

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Cycling safety will be the focus of the second of six sessions being held by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group today as part of its inquiry into how to ‘Get Britain Cycling.’

Topics to be addressed will be include road safety, speed limits, driver behaviour, cycle training, liability, cycle theft and the role of the police.Those topics will be addressed by three panels of witnesses, as follows:

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 takes place between 9.30am and 11.30am and a live blog of proceedings can be found here. If you tweet about the inquiry while it is in session using the hashtag #getbtitaincycling, it will show up on the live blog.

The inquiry, which is part-funded by News International, owner of The Times newspaper, is due to publish its report in April, and the other four sessions scheduled to be held are:

06 February Planning and Design
13 February Active lifestyles
27 February The local perspective
06 March Government

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What's that hashtag again? Wink

posted by j1mmy76 [66 posts]
30th January 2013 - 9:55


The hash tag is getbTITainCycling, commemorating the fact that News International owns soft porn and phone hacking comic "The Sun"

posted by a.jumper [773 posts]
30th January 2013 - 10:53


In London, my suggestion is, put the congestion charge up to £100 a day. That would get a few people on their bikes. Big Grin

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
30th January 2013 - 11:18


londonplayer wrote:
In London, my suggestion is, put the congestion charge up to £100 a day. That would get a few people on their bikes. Big Grin

... and I'll hear the wailing & gnashing of teeth all the way up in Glasgow

Buddha said:

Believe nothing, No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.

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posted by mad_scot_rider [578 posts]
30th January 2013 - 15:10